|Service Number||SN 1380|
|Age of Enlistment||41 years 7 months|
|Place of Enlistment||Perth, WA|
|Place of Birth||York, WA|
|Previous Military Experience||Nil|
|Address History||Wife - Evelyn Traylen, Stephen Street, Guildford, WA|
To Blackboy Hill with ‘D’ Coy. 32nd Bn. AIF.
Embarked Fremantle per ‘Geelong’ A2 for Egypt 18.12.1915.
Roll Rank Private
Roll Unit 8th Infantry Brigade, 32nd Battalion, ‘D’ Company, AIF.
Traylen disembarked at Suez, Egypt with the 32nd Bn. 18.12.1915. When the 32nd Bn. arrived in Egypt the AIF was undergoing a period of re-organisation, after the Gallipoli evacuation and planned action on the Western Front. Traylen became ill during his training and was admitted to the 8th Field Ambulance Field Post 20.5.1916, then admitted to 1st Australian Stationary Hospital. He was transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital Cairo 12.6.1916 for Haemorrhoid surgery (Reported West Australian Newspaper 4.7.1916) Traylen was transferred to the Base at Ismailia 25.5.1916. He suffered some disability after surgery, and was listed for return to Australia for 4-6 months’ change’.
Embarked Suez for Australia per ‘Karoola' 5.7.1916
Returned/Disembarked Australia 2.8.1916.
Final Rank Private, 32nd Bn. AIF.
Medical Condition Invalided post surgery.
Awards and Medals 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Photo HMAT 'Geelong' at Alexandria. Photographer Schuler P.E.F. Photograph source AWM PS0366
Medical orderlies outside the 3rd General Hospital in Cairo 1916. Photographer unknown, photograph source AWM J01649
HS 'Karoola', photographer unknown, photograph source AWM P03968.00
AWM HMAT 'Geelong' at Alexandria. Photographer Schuler P.E.F. Photograph source AWM PS0366
AWM J01649. Medical orderlies outside the 3rd General Hospital in Cairo 1916. Photographer unknown, photograph sourced from the Pictorial Collection of the Australian War Memorial
AWM P03968.001. HS' Karoola'. Photographer unknown, photograph sourced from the Pictorial Collection of the Australian War Memorial
AWM Embarkation Roll- Percy Frederick Traylen
Guildford War Memorial
NAA: B2455 Traylen Percy Frederick
Wise H. and Coy. Western Australian Post Office Directories. SLWA
Wesley Chapel Honour Roll
West Australian Newspaper
11 Stephen Street, Guildford, WA.
HMAT 'Geelong' at Alexandria. Photographer Schuler P.E.F. Photograph source AWM PS0366