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Reginald Roy INWOOD

Regimental number506
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressWolfram Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Inwood, Wolfram Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Victoria Cross


Exceptional gallantry and devotion to duty in capturing, singlehanded, strong-post and nine prisoners. Also for several acts of gallantry throughout action. (Polygon Wood 19-22 September 1917).
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 24 August 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Victoria Cross

For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during the advance to the second objective. He moved forrward through our barrage alone to an enemy strong post and captured it, together with nine prisoners,killing several of the enemy. During the evening he volunteered for a special all night patrol, which went out 600 yards in front of our line, and there - by his coolness and sound judgment - obtained and sent back very valuable information as to the enemy's movements. In the early morning of the 21st September, Private Inwood located a machine gun which was causing several casualties. He went out alone and bombed the gun and team, killing all but one, whom he brought in as a prisoner with the gun.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 320 Pte Harold ray INWOOD, 43rd Bn, returned to Australia, 10 September 1917; 1533 Sergeant Robert Minney INWOOD, 10th Bn, killed in action, 24 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Victoria Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 October 1971
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery