Percy Charles Fernlie BOOMER

BOOMER, Percy Charles Fernlie

Service Number: 2336
Enlisted: 21 June 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia, 24 March 1894
Home Town: Willaston, Light, South Australia
Schooling: Williamstown Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Flers, France, 5 November 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gawler Council Gawler Men Who Answered the Call WW1 Roll of Honor, Mount Crawford Roll of Honor, Mount Pleasant District Memorial, Mount Pleasant Pictorial Honour Roll, Mount Pleasant Roll of Honor, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France), Williamstown Mt Crawford Honour Roll, Williamstown St. Peter's Anglican Church WW1 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

21 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
21 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2336, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Star of England embarkation_ship_number: A15 public_note: ''
21 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2336, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Adelaide
5 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 2336, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 2336 awm_unit: 27 Battalion awm_rank: Lance Corporal awm_died_date: 1916-11-05
Date unknown: Wounded 2336, 27th Infantry Battalion

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Percy Charles Fernlie BOOMER was born in Wilcannia NSW on 24 Mar 1894

His parents were Charles John BOOMER and Annie RICHARDSON

He enlisted in Keswick, South Australia on 21st June 1915 with the Australian Army - 27th Battalion, 4th reinforcements - Unit embarked from Adelaide on board HMAT Star of England on 21st September, 1915

He was wounded in action in Poziers, recovered and returned to duty

Percy was Killed in Action on 5th November, 1916 at Flers, France - No known grave - he is commemorated at the Australian National Memorial, Villers Bretonneux, France and the Australian War Memorial

He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal


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