ALLT, Joseph Percy

Known as Percy, he was born at Spondon, Derbyshire, England, the second son of Jabez and Kate Allt. He was employed as a Farm Labourer before the family came to Australia in May 1913.

Percy enlisted in July 1915 at Liverpool, NSW, when he was eighteen years old. He gave his occupation as Boundary Rider and, as his name appears on the Delungra Roll of Honor, it is believed he had been working in the district at this time.

He joined the 3rd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement and left Australia for Egypt on HMAT A8 Argyllshire in September 1915. He spent eight weeks at the Heliopolis camp before going to Abbassia. Percy was transferred to the 55th Battalion in February 1916.

He became ill and was treated in hospital for infective jaundice before being returned to Australia in May 1916. Following his discharge he eventually lived with his family at Horseshoe Creek, near Kyogle NSW where he died of influenza/pneumonia in July 1919. Percy is buried at Kyogle.

Percy Allt’s name is recorded as P. Aalt on the Delungra Honor Roll and on the new memorial at Anzac Park Delungra.