Percy Edward CONDUIT


CONDUIT, Percy Edward

Service Number: VX27615
Enlisted: 17 June 1940, Caulfield, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/6th Infantry Battalion
Born: Richmond, Victoria, 9 November 1904
Home Town: Richmond (V), Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: Not known
Occupation: Tanner & Leather dresser
Died: Killed in Action, New Guinea, 6 February 1943, aged 38 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
G. C. 6.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

17 Jun 1940: Enlisted Private, SN VX27615, Caulfield, Victoria
6 Feb 1943: Involvement Private, SN VX27615, 2nd/6th Infantry Battalion

Percy Edward Conduit

Percy Edward Conduit was born on 9th November 1904, son of William Henry Conduit and Emma Anne Millar, and registered in Richmond.

He married Irene Mavis PETERS in 1927. Percy and Irene were living at 154 Murphy St Richmond on the 1931 Electoral Roll and 5 Somerset St during WW2. Before WW2 Percy worked as a Tanner & Leather Dresser.

Percy enlisted in the Australian Army as a private on 17th June 1940 (VX27615). He served with the 2/6 Aust Infantry Battalion and fought in New Guinea. Percy was killed in action on 6th Feb 1943 in New Guinea and was buried in Wau War Cemetery, Grave A-a-15.

Percy left behind his wife Irene Mavis and theie two children, Elaine and Edward. Irene never remarried and died in 1961 in DAYL (place unknown) aged 54. She was buried 24/5/1961 in the Burwood Cemetery in the same grave as her parents. Grave #CE6 533.

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Percy Edward CONDUIT was born on 9th November, 1904 in Richmond, Victoria

His parents were William CONDUIT & Emma Ann MILLAR

He married Irene Mavis PETERS in Victoria in 1927 - two children Elaine Mavis &  Edward Malcolm (known as Malcolm).



CONDUIT - In loving memory of my dear husband & loving father, Private Percy Edward Conduit (VX27615), 2nd/6th Battalion, Killed in Action on Feb. 6th, 1943

"We think of you in silence & make no outward show of what it cost to lose you"

Forever remembered by his loving wife Mavis and children Elaine & Malcolm

"We will always remember you"