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Private 2505

59th Battalion

London, England

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

Leongatha, Victoria 2/5/1916

Age 20 years, 5'7", 10 stone, Brown eyes and light brown hair


Farm hand

Died in East Melbourne in 1921

He is buried in Coburg Cemetery Melbourne

He was from Dollar, Victoria

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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ORCHARD, Percy (Cowd)

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