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Reginald Neil ILETT

Regimental number1077
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinThomas Ilett, Warrion, Victoria
Enlistment date25 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1918

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On 4th October, 1917, at BROODSEINDE this man performed his duties of a stretcher bearer in a manner that won for him the admiration of all. He worked all day and far into the night under heavy fire collecting and carrying wounded men. When other stretcher bearers were exhausted he organised fresh parties and continued work with them and would not rest until all the wounded had been removed to a place of safety. Throughout his work has been consistently good.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3172 Pte Herbert Frederick ILETT, 59th Bn, returned to Australia, 5 November 1917; 2193 Pte Milton Emerson ILETT, 22nd Bn, killed in action, 17 September 1917; Cousin: 454 Pte Ernest C. ILETT, 8th Bn, killed in action, 8 May 1915.~
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 May 1955
Place of burialSpringvale Cemetery

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