Chapman Valley History

Percy Jupp

7257, Private Percy JUPP
Unit: 16th Battalion, 24th Reinforcements, AIF

Where Born: Horsham, Sussex, England
School: Denne Road, Council School, Horsham, Sussex, England
Address: Protheroe, Western Australia
Occupation: Storekeeper
Address: Protheroe, Nabawah
Religion: Church of England
Marital status: Single
Parents: Walter and Millicent Matilda Jupp, Nabawah
Description: Height 5’ 9½”; weight 135 lbs; chest 33/35”; pale complexion; brown eyes; brown hair

War Service: Percy enlisted 21 Nov 1916 at Blackboy Hill, WA, aged 24 years 10 months. He embarked 29 Jan 1917 per HMAT Miltiades, Fremantle, WA and marched in to the 4th Training Battalion, Codford, England 27 Mar 1917. Percy proceeded to France 09 Jul 1917
to march out to his unit at Havre, France 25 Jul 1917. The battalion saw action in the Battle of Passchendaele, July to November 1917, where Percy was seriously wounded in the right thigh and left leg. He was admitted into the 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station 21 Oct 1917.
Died of Wounds: 22 Oct 1917 in Belgium, aged 25 years. In October 1917 alone, 6,673 Australian soldiers died and 13,328 were wounded.
Cemetery: Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, Flanders, Belgium
Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal