Percival George McGavin
- Born: 29 Sep 1897, Lowesdale, , New South Wales, Australia
- Marriage (1): Florence Clara Johnson on 20 Jan 1919 in Queensland, Australia
- Died: 15 Apr 1964, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia at age 66
- Buried: 1964, North Rockhampton Cemetery, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Another name for Percival was George Percival McGavin.
Percival enlisted in the AIF on the 21st October 1916, in Mackay, Queensland, just a few weeks after his brother Octimus. His postal address was recorded as the Cedar Hotel, ???? Hatton in Mackay. He was recorded as 21 years of age (although he was only 19), a Fireman and Single. His next of kin was recorded as his mother c/o Wagga Post Office. He was recorded as 5 feet 8 1/2 inches tall, 154 lbs, and chest 37 inches. His complexion was Fair, eyes Brown, hair Reddish & Straight. His religion was Roman Catholic. He was assigned to B Coy. from 26th October 1918 until 18th November 1918, and then A Coy. from 19th November until his discharge on 30th December 1918 "owing to the termination of his period of enlistment". On the 28th October 1918 he applied for 3 days special leave from 12th to 14th November so that he could "finally arrange my private affairs before leaving for the front". This was approved (without pay) on the 29th October. 7 days travelling time was allowed. It appears he enjoyed his Home Leave as he was charged with being Absent Without Leave for an additional 7 days and 11 hours after his due return date due to "Overstaying Home Leave". He was "Admonished" and docked 8 days pay.
His file includes a letter from the Taxation Department office in Queensland dated 15th April 1969 seeking information on a George McGavin (Deceased) who may have enlisted under the name of Percival George McGavin. The letter appears to be in relation to some matter raised by his widow. It suggests that he may also have served in WW2 in the 1 Corps Tps LHQ.
He is buried as George Percival McGavin in the North Rockhampton Cemetery, ROMAN CATHOLIC Sec D Row O Grave No 66
Percival married Florence Clara Johnson on 20 Jan 1919 in Queensland, Australia. (Florence Clara Johnson was born circa 1900, died in Jul 1976 in Queensland, Australia and was buried in Jul 1976 in North Rockhampton Cemetery, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.)