Dalgarno, Percy Alexander (2503)
Place of Birth: Geelong, VIC
Age: 30 years 4 months
Enlistment Details: Monday, 17 August 1914 – Ripponlea, VIC
Service Number: 2503 view online service record
‘Lochnager’, Orrong Road
Next of Kin:
Mabel Dalgarno (wife)
Date: Wednesday, 21 October 1914
Ship: HMAT Orvieto A3
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
RTA: Tuesday, 24 September 1918
Discharged: Tuesday, 21 January 1919
Brothers: John Stockton Dalgarno and Frederick Joseph Dalgarno.
P Dalgarno was listed on the Swimming Club Roll of Honour, 25 November 1916.
1916 ‘ROLL OF HONOR.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 25 November, p. 2. , viewed 04 Nov 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91164781
The youngest of the Dalgarno brothers and of a small number that served in the first three major conflicts in which Australians were involved.
He spent 131 days in South Africa during te Boer War with the Imperial Light Horse (British) after travelling at his own expense . He enlisted at Pietermaritzburg 20.2.1902 and was discharged 25.6.1902 at Johannesburg; time expired following the cessation of hostilities. His mother was shown as next of kin, again at 63 Derham St. Port Melbourne.
He enlisted August, 1914 and served WW1 as Lance Corporal, 26 Australian Army Service Corps, then listed as a 30 year-old ironmonger with his wife in Elsternwick. If his age was correctly shown, he would have been barely 18 when he travelled to South Africa to enlist in 1902.
In WW2, he enlisted from Geelong in July, 1940 and served as a Sergeant at Army HQ in Melbourne and appears to have a permanent member of the Armed Services, not being discharged until August, 1952 when he must have been around 70 years of age. Born Williamstown, 1882, died 1965 at 83 years of age in Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, interred Springvale Crematorium.
DALGARNO, Percival Alexander died 1965, aged 83, Heidelberg (Repat. Hospital)
Brothers : DALGARNO, John Stockton died 1925, aged 50, Melbourne Hospital, East Melbourne (result of accident), interred Williamstown Cemetery; DALGARNO, Frederick Joseph died 1938, aged 60, Caulfield (310 Orrong Road)