Lionel Percy PIERCE

PIERCE, Lionel Percy

Service Number: 495
Enlisted: 3 November 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, 3 January 1894
Home Town: Beaudesert, Scenic Rim, Queensland
Schooling: Logan State School
Occupation: Saw miller
Died: Natural causes, Brisbane, Queensland, 13 September 1942, aged 48 years
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
Memorials: Beaudesert War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

3 Nov 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 495, Brisbane, Queensland
18 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 495, 41st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 495, 41st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Sydney
11 Sep 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 47th Infantry Battalion
14 Oct 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 495, 47th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, GSW (arm, leg and shoulder - right leg amputated)
27 Feb 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 495, 47th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Born at Brisbane and educated at Logan. Son of the late George Arthur and Mary Pierce, of Esk. Enlisted 3rd November, 1915, and embarked 1916 for England, thence to France, and through all stunts to Passchendaele, where he lost a leg. Returned to Australia September, 1918, discharged medically unfit.