Percy Herbert LINGFORD


LINGFORD, Percy Herbert

Service Number: 5858
Enlisted: 16 May 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Yea, Victoria, 1894
Home Town: St Kilda East, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: North Melbourne Christian Brothers College
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 5 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient), Wodonga War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

16 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5858, Melbourne, Victoria
2 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5858, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Oct 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5858, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
5 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 5858, 24th Infantry Battalion, Broodseinde Ridge

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...5858 Sergeant Percy Herbert Lingford, 24th Battalion. A clerk of Yea, Victoria, he enlisted at Footscray, Victoria. He embarked on the HMAT Nestor on 2 October 1916 with the 16th Reinforcements. He was killed in action on 5 October 1917, aged 23, at Broodseinde Ridge, Belgium, and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial." - SOURCE (