Percy Herbert Cherry, VC

Date of birth1895-06-04 Drysdale, VIC 
Other  1902  Moved to Tasmania. 
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs)  1915-03-05  26 Battalion. 
Date promoted  1915-09  Appointed Company Sergeant Major 
Date wounded  1915-12-01   
Date promoted  1915-12-09  Appointed Lieutenant. 
Other units  1916-03  7 Machine Gun Company. 
Date wounded  1916-08-05  Wounded at Pozieres, France when he and a German officer were sniping at each other from shell holes. They both fired together and both were wounded. Lieutenant (Lt) Cherry went to the German who gave him a bundle of letter and asked that he have them censored and posted for him, Lt Cherry agreed and the German died. 
Date of honour or award  1916-08-26  Awarded Military Cross for his action at Walencourt, the award was announced on the day he was killed. 
Date wounded  1916-08-26  Wounded at Walencourt. 
Other units  1916-12-01  Returned to 26 Battalion. 
Date promoted  1917-02-14  Appointed Captain. 
Date of honour or award  1917-03-26  Awarded Victoria Cross for action at Lagnicourt, France whilst serving with 26 Battalion, 7 Brigade, 2 Division as a Captain 
Date of death1917-03-26 Lagnicourt, France