GOW, Percy John
(Service number 2680)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 26 Feb ? Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 21 August 1916 Age 30 yrs 4 mths
Address at Enlistment Guildford Rd, Surrey Hills, Victoria
Occupation Printers compositor
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
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.   

Military Service

Served with Australian Imperial Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Australian Imperial Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 60th Battalion
Date 30 December 1916
Transport Nestor
Embarked From Melbourne Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Australian Infantry

Military Awards

Service Medals 1914-15 Star. British War Medal. Victoria Medal.
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

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. .

Post-war Occupations


Date 27 April 1918 Age 34 yrs
Place of Death
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials Australian War Memorial

Biographical Notes

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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