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SIDNEY PERCY

PERCY, SIDNEY

RANK:   PRIVATE            SERIAL NO:  23237                         

UNIT:    2nd NEW ZEALAND ENTRENCHING BATTALION 

BORN:       14/01/1887  -   NEW ZEALAND    

DIED:     07/08/1918        DIED OF WOUNDS
              
PLACE:    RECEIVED IN THE FIELD, FRANCE    

SINGLE:              RELIGION:   C of E

WIFE:    
    
PARENTS:   Henry and Sarah PERCY, WAIPAWA

SIBLING:   Henry Stewart PERCY (brother), killed in action, 
                        08/08/1915 (GALLIPOLI)

NEXT OF KIN:   Mrs S.J.  PERCY (mother), Kenilworth St, WAIPAWA
                        (later Ponsonby,  Auckland) 

OCCUPATION:  BARMAN

EMPLOYER:   C.W. OAKENFALL, ROYAL HOTEL, NAPIER

LAST NZ ADDRESS:  ROYAL HOTEL, NAPIER

HEIGHT:   5’ 6½”        WEIGHT:    132lb        CHEST:   36”

COMP:   DARK        EYES:   BROWN        HAIR:   DARK
    
EDUCATION:    4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD

GRAVE/MEMORIAL:   ST AMAND BRITISH CEMETERY, 
PAS-DE-CALAIS, FRANCE
ENLISTED:                        DATE:   03/02/1916  

MAIN BODY:                   REINFORCEMENT:   13th        

MILITARY RECORD:
08/02/1916.  POSTED ‘H’ COMPANY 13th REINFORCEMENT, TRENTHAM.
17/03/1916.  TRANSFERRED FEATHERSTON.
27/05/1916.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON ON HMNZT 55 ‘TOFUA’.
27/07/1916.  DISEMBARKED DEVONPORT U.K.
27/07/1916.  POSTED ‘D’ COMPANY 13th REINFORCEMENT (SLING). 
12/08/1916.  LEFT FOR FRANCE.  
13/08/1916.  MARCHED INTO ETAPLES.
26/08/1916.  JOINED BATTALION POSTED TO 10th COMPANY
15/09/1916.  WOUNDED, ADMITTED 3rd NORTHUMBRIAN FIELD AMBULANCE. 
17/09/1916.  TRANSFERRED TO 13 CASUALTY CLEARING STATION (WOUNDED
        RIGHT LEG).
30/09/1916.  DISCHARGED TO DUTY.
07/10/1916.  REJOINED BATTALION EX HOSPITAL.
14/10/1916.  AWARDED 14 DAYS FIELD No.2, PUNISHMENT FORFEIT 14 DAYS 
        PAY (DRUNKENNESS).
12/03/1917.  ATTACHED N.Z. WORKING BATTALION.
12/05/1917.  DETACHED FOR DUTY WITH 2/L.S.M. BATTERY.
28/07/1917.  ADMITTED 3rd N.Z. FIELD AMBULANCE (SCABIES).
04/08/1917.  DISCHARGED TO DUTY.
10/11/1917.  REJOINED BATTALION.
11/12/1917.  TO HOSPITAL SICK.
16/03/1918.  DISCHARGED V.D. HOSPITAL.
28/03/1918.  MARCHED IN EX 51 GENERAL HOSPITAL, ETAPLES.
05/04/1918.  MARCHED IN EX 51 GENERAL HOSPITAL, ABEELE.
12/05/1918.  EVACUATED SICK – REJOINED BATTALION.
06/08/1918.  WOUNDED IN ACTION, ADMITTED 49th FIELD AMBULANCE.
07/08/1918.   DIED OF WOUNDS, RECEIVED IN THE FIELD, FRANCE.