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Garbutt, Percy James (1049)

Place of Birth: South Melbourne, VIC

Age: 33 years 7 months

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 18 August 1914 – Albert Park, VIC

Service Number: 1049           view online service record

134 Heath Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Isabella Frances Garbutt (wife)
134 Heath Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 20 October 1914
Ship: HMAT Shropshire A9
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade – No 5 Battery

RTA: Thursday, 20 January 1916
Discharged: Wednesday, 13 September 1916

Later at 31 Ingles Street.


1918 ‘MAN WITH GASHED THROAT.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 9 March, p. 2. , viewed 16 Mar 2018,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted July 21, 2016 3.49 pm 0Likes

    A well-known family name around the district in footballing circles, Garbutt was born in South Melbourne and attended the Nott Street School in Port Melbourne, his parents at 24 Market Street and served seven months with the 7th Johannesburg Mounted Rifles before his time expired on 30 June, 1902. His father was listed in Pelham Street, Carlton but was at 20 Raglan Street, Port Melbourne when he died in 1919.

    Garbutt was listed as married and at 143 Heath Street, Port Melbourne when he enlisted in WW1, serving as 1949, Private with 2 Field Artillery Brigade and returning wounded from Gallipoli on February, 1916. No Birth record exists in Victoria BDM, but those of siblings confirm Emerald Hill/South Melbourne. He died Cheltenham, 1930 at 50 years of age.

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