GOW, Percy John
(Service number 2680)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||26 Feb ?||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||21 August 1916||Age||30 yrs 4 mths|
|Address at Enlistment||Guildford Rd, Surrey Hills, Victoria|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mr John GOW (father), Guildford Road, Surrey Hills, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Medical Information||Height - 5 ft 41/2 in. Weight - 114 lbs. Chest 31-34 in. Complexion - med. Eyes brown. Hair black. Physical development & pulse rate - good. Mole under right arm, right shoulder.|
|Served with||Australian Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Australian Imperial Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||60th Battalion|
|Date||30 December 1916|
|Embarked From||Melbourne||Destination||Plymouth, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Australian Infantry|
|Service Medals||1914-15 Star. British War Medal. Victoria Medal.|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
20 Apr 1917 to Hospital - sick, influenza; 21 Apr 1917 admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station - influenza, asthma.19 Oct 1917 wounded in Action; gassed, shell - admitted. .
|Date||27 April 1918||Age||34 yrs|
|Place of Death|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France|
|New Zealand Memorials||Australian War Memorial|
Son of John & Elizabeth Ann GOW, of Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia. Honoured on Australian War Memorial. Served apprenticeship.
CWGC [27 August 2013]; Australian War Memorial - Roll of Honour [06 September 2013]; Australian Imperial Force - Nominal Roll [06 September 2013]
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