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Guy Reginald PIPER

Regimental number2837
Place of birthHythe, Kent, England
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
AddressGracemere, Kooyong Road, Caulfield, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 8.75"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Piper, 120 Barkly Street, St. Kilda, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 September 1918
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialBellicourt British Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary PIPER; husband of Mabel PIPER, 68 Argyle Street, St. Kilda, Victoria. Native of England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Detached to 1st Anzac Corps School of Instruction, 1 May 1917.

On leave to England, 11 July 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 26 July 1917.

Found guilty, 2 October 1917, of when on Active Service being absent without leave in that he was absent from his quarters from 9.30 pm, 30 September, till 11 am, 1 October 1917: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeiture of 2 days' pay under Royal Warrant; total forfeiture: 7 days' pay.

Marched out with advanced party to 19th Corps School, 2 February 1918.

Taken on strength, 58th Bn, in the field, 17 March 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 23 July 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 13 August 1918.

Killed in action (struck in the head by a machine gun bullet), 29 September 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PIPER Guy Reginald

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