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Reginald HELYAR

Regimental number4525
Place of birthGeelong Vic
ReligionMethodist
OccupationSleeper hewer
AddressNannup, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Mr W Helyar, Dardanup via Nannup, Western Australia
Enlistment date3 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 12 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst the position was being heavily bombarded by high explosives, gas shells, and machine guns this N.C.O. stuck to his work of dismounting three heavy howitzers, and enabled one gun and portions of two others to be withdrawn. He has displayed a splendid example of courage and resource throughout the operations.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

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