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Percy G. Towl


37th Battalion

Killed In Action (KIA) Killed In Action

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Distinguished Service Order

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Glabra Lutescens
  • Planted By: Miss B. Arthur
  • Plaque: 3714

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Percy Gilchrist Towl was a Captain in the 37th Infantry Battalion. He was born in Ballarat, but enlisted in Melbourne on the 18th June 1915. He was 36 years old, married and a trained pharmacist who was working as a geologist & mineralogist. He was awarded the DSO for " ..conspicuous bravery, devotion to duty and inspired leadership on the night of 29th 30th August 1918..." His MID was granted by Sir Douglas Haig, Commander of the British Expeditionary Forces. On the 8th September 1918 he died of wounds incurred while his battalion was on duty in the trenches along the Somme. He is buried in Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France.
Tree No. 3714

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour