Percy Orchard also Percy Cowd

Name   Percy Orchard also Percy Cowd

He did not die in action but as a result of military service

Number    Private 2505

Battalion 59th Battalion

Place of Birth   London England

Next of Kin   His mother, Mrs Rosina Orchard of Iver Heath, Bucks, England

Date and place of enlistment   Leongatha 2/5/1916

Physical details on enlistment Age 20 years, 5’7”, 10 stone, Brown eyes and light brown hair

Religion   Methodist

Occupation Farm hand

Date and place of death

Died in East Melbourne in 1921

Location of grave or memorial unknown

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was from Dollar

Military History

He enlisted under the name Percy Orchard of Dollar and in 1919 declared that this was an alias. His real name was Percy John William, Ramsel Drake Cowd. Declared at Sutton Veny 18/8/1919.

  • 2/5/16 He enlisted
  • 25/9/16 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Shropshire
  • 11/11/16 He disembarked in Plymouth
  • 30/12/16 He went to France
  • After the war he studied dairy farming in England before returning to Australia on 5/9/19.
  • His mother eventually received his medals

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