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Percival William Icke was born in Cotterfield, VIC and was a Driver by trade when he enlisted in the Australian Reserve Park 1, Company 10 on 12 September 1914 at the age of 29. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 20 October 1914. While in Egypt awaiting deployment to the Front he was charged with the civil offence of robbery and being an accessory to robbery, and sentenced to 42 days detention with hard labour. With this behind him he was transferred to Gallipoli during the fierce fighting of the August Offensive. After Gallipoli he spent some time in France, but his service was frequently punctuated by discipline breaches or periods of hospitalisation. He departed England aboard the Port Hacking on December 3rd 1918 and reached Melbourne on January 27th 1919. He was discharged in May 1919 as æmedically unfit – Trench Fever'.
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