Percy was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “S.S. ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Signalman in Signals Section, Headquarters Group. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hiddes” on 16 Dec 1942.
After Timor he transferred as an Instructor to 1st Commando Training Battalion on 17 May 1943. He then transferred to Fort Signals, W.A. on 20 Dec 1943 and was discharged from the A.I.F. on 27 Jul 1944 and promptly joined the Royal Australian Air Force with service No 455097 serving as a Leading Aircraftman in 14th Squadron R.A.A.F. His service papers for the R.A.A.F. are not yet available, so his service details are not complete.
He was discharged on 29 Nov 1945.
Percy was made a Life Member of the Association in 1975.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps
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