Historical information

Percival Bird WETHERALL Regt No 6903 enlisted in the 19th reinforcements 23rd Bn on 13.1.1917 age 20 years. Prior to embarking he writes a letter to his CO asking for 5 days leave to get married and have a honey moon. Embarked for England 11.5.1917, embark for France 16.2.1918, WIA 22.3.1918 GSW shoulder severe and transferred to 1st Eastern General Hospital Cambridge, discharged to furlough 2.8.1918, embark for Aust 25.1.1919, hospital on board ship with Influenza and Cong (congealed?) Lungs, disembarked at Suez and hospitalised in 14th AGH on 8.2.1919, embark for Aust 1.4.1919 classed Debility, discharged from the AIF 6.6.1919 medically unfit.

Physical description

Small bible with brown cover. Front cover has "New Testament" written on it. Belonged to Percival B. Wetherall.

Inscriptions & markings

6903 Pte. P.B. Wetherall 23rd Battalion A.I.F. Abroad 1917-1919, 1914-1918.