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Reginald William HARDCASTLE

Regimental number122
Place of birthDubbo, New South Wales
SchoolParramatta Public School, Parramatta, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressKoramba, Adelaide Parade, Woollahra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, W Hardcastle, Koramba, Adelaide Parade, Woollahra, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Refers to period ending 25 September 1915.

Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"In pre-war days excelled in all branches of sport. He enlisted in August, 1914 and sailed with the 4th Battalion, served continuously throughout the Gallipoli Campaign being once wounded. He went to Triva with the Australian Field Artillery and was three times wounded there and was killed by a bomb from an aeroplane near Peronne." Details from Mother.
FateKilled in Action 20 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialHancourt British Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 10), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Cicely HARDCASTLE, "Coramba", Cleland Road, Artarmon, New South Wales. Native of Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousin; E.G. Young, died on active service. A great number of friends killed.

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