Percival Algernon MILDREN

Badge Number: S7514, Sub Branch: Snowtown

MILDREN, Percival Algernon

Service Number: 6918
Enlisted: 21 August 1917, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Keilli, South Australia, 20 April 1893
Home Town: Mundoora, Barunga West, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Natural Causes, Snowtown, South Australia, 18 April 1970, aged 76 years
Cemetery: Keilli Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Mundoora War Memorial, Port Broughton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
30 Oct 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 6918, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Melbourne
30 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6918, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Aeneas embarkation_ship_number: A60 public_note: ''
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 6918, 48th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

21 Apr 1942: Enlisted Pt Broughton, SA

World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Wounded 6918, 48th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by tony griffin


Percival Mildren was the son of Frederick Julian and Harriet Annie (nee Cox) of Mundoora.  

Percival was born at Keilli on 20 April 1893. A farmer, he was 24 years old when he enlisted in Adelaide on 21 August 1917.

Percival was appointed to 20 Reinforcements 27 Battalion and after entraining to Melbourne embarked aboard HMAT A60 “Aeneas” 30 October 1917 and disembarked in Devonport, England on 24 December. After training in England he proceeded overseas to France on 1 April 1918 and four days later was taken on strength of 48 Battalion.

On the night of 5 July 1918 48 Battalion left their bivouacs at Sailly-la-sac to support the battalions in the front line and in that exercise Percival received a schrapnel wound to his right arm. He was invalided from the field and after recovering rejoined the battalion on 27 August. Near the end of the war Percival was seriously ill with influenza and on 22 October 1918 was admitted to 1st Birmingham War Hospital.

Still suffering from the effects of influenza Percival embarked from England on 15 January 1919 and disembarked in Australia on 28 February. He was discharged on 23 March 1919.

Percival re-enlisted in World War 2