Reginald Maullar MAZENGARB

Regimental number425
Place of birthPakenham Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Addressc/o A.E. Barton, Accountant, Challis House, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinA.V. Mazengarb, Health Institute, 362 George Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name2nd Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAdministrative Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Conspicuous devotion toduty & splendid example at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 7 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918

Military Medal

'At POZIERES, FRANCE, from 16th. to 22nd. August 1916, Private MAZENGARB was most conspicuous in his devotion to duty as a stretcher bearer under heavy fire. He was constantly carrying wounded between the regimental aid posts and Ambulance Dressing Station and on one occasion when his fellow bearer was killed by a shell, in POZIERES WOOD, and he himself blown up, he stood by his patient, and with the aid of another stretcher bearer removed the patient to the Dressing Station and, inspite of being severely shaken he continued without interval in his stretcher bearing duties under heavy fire. His coolness and courage under these difficult conditions was an inspiration to the other stretcher bearers. Where the face of the ground and trenches was blown up beyond recognition, he guided the bearers to several wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal