Percy George Stott

RANK: Private


UNITS SERVED: 21st Battalion Australian Infantry

ENLISTMENT DATE: 2nd August 1915

AGE AT ENLISTMENT: 18 years 5 months

PERSONAL DETAILS: Percy was 5 foot 3 inches, had dark brown hair and brown eyes. During his time before World War One, Percy stated in his enrolment form that he had previously served in the Senior Cadets for four years. This means that he had been serving since his mid teen years. He was the son of Mrs. Mary Ann Stott and was born in Sale. When he enlisted he lived on Hume St. in Wodonga, Victoria. Percy’s father had previously passed away. He was a driver before he enlisted.

HIS ROLE AT WAR: Whist at war Percy George Stott served as a Private and taken on strength by the 21st Battalion in Egypt on the 7th of January 1916. He left Egypt on the 19th March and arrived in Marseilles a week later. He was admitted to hospital due to exhaustion and being wounded during the Battle of Mouquet Farm. On the 6th of November 1916 Private Percy George Stott was killed in action. The battalion had occupied part of Bayonet Trench and was digging a sap forward. Percy was the only member of his battalion killed that day.

INTERESTING INFORMATION: on the 8th of May 1916 Percy was charged 168 hours for being under the influence of liquor and using obscene language in the presence of an officer.