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“They call him ‘our Percy’” – Great granddaughter talks about extraordinary life of VC recipient, 100 years on

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Sergeant Percy Statton was a veteran, a mayor, a farmer, a husband, a father and a Victoria Cross medallist.

Born in Beaconsfield, the Tasmanian World War 1 veteran led an extraordinary life. This weekend marks the centenary of Sgt Statton being awarded the Victoria Cross medal, and celebrations have already begun across the state.

The great granddaughter of Percy Statton, Kerri Morely, joins Brian Carlton to talk about this amazing story. She says that Zeehan Primary School, which Percy is a former pupil of, have claimed the veteran as ‘our Percy.’

There is a special celebration at Zeehan Primary School this Saturday from 11am – 12:30pm.

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