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Reginald Michael McPHEE

Regimental number138A
Place of birthSeymour Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationEngine driver
AddressNorthcote, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs E McPhee, 122 Charles Street, Northcote, Victoria
Enlistment date30 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollNo 10 Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For meritorious services and strong devotion to duty. During the period February 25th to September 16th 1918 he has on many occasions shown great spirit and endurance. On the night August 30th/31st whilst in a convoy, taking bridging material to BRIE his work was of the highest order, the column was bombed by hostile aircraft which caused casualties to horses and transport and although under shell fire as well this N.C.O. was of the greatest assistance to his Officer in removing animals and broken transport which was causing a serious block in the traffic, and eventually of the delivery of all the material to its destination. During the period September 16th/17th to December 31st 1918 his work has been excellent, while as a Supply Transport driver. During the months of September and November he was always amongst the first to volunteer for any extra and hazardous work thrust upon the Transport at this time.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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