Percy Gordon BICE

Badge Number: S55376, Sub Branch: Partially Blinded
S55376

BICE, Percy Gordon

Service Number: SX25894
Enlisted: 15 January 1915
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Exeter, South Australia, 6 October 1893
Home Town: Prospect, Prospect, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Civil Servant - South Australian Railways
Died: Glenelg, SA, 2 January 1958, aged 64 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, S.A.
Memorials: Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Prospect Roll of Honour A-G WWI Board, Prospect St Cuthbert's Church Honour Board
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Peacetime

15 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1

World War 1 Service

31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Bulla, Adelaide
24 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 27th Infantry Battalion
23 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 27th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 27th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant Colonel, SN SX25894

World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

Recommended for the Military Cross

For conspicuous gallantry during attack on Langicourt commanding 'A'Company.

During the operation against Lagnicourt on 25th March 1917, this officer commanded A Company and displayed great dash and gallantry. His company bore the brunt of the counter attack which developed from Noreuil, and were exposed to the major portion of the artillery fire throughout the day. Captain Brice's grip of the situation reflected great credit on his tactical knowledge and ability. His reports were frequent and and to the point and enabled me to obtain the necessary artillery co-operation promptly and on the exact spot where it was required. His courage in action was beyond all praise.
Recommendation date: 3 April 1917

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Biography

Son of John Henry Bant BICE and Mary nee ANTHONY