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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 He is buried in Coburg Cemetery Melbourne

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


ORCHARD, Percy (Cowd)

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