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Albert Agar REED

Regimental number4534
Place of birthBirstall England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, H Reed, Birschall near Leicester, England
Enlistment date5 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 15 April 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Medal

'Is brought to notice for his gallantry and devotion to duty on the morning of the 11th April, 1917 in the attack on the HINDENBURG Line before REINCOURT. All but one of the Officers in his Company became casualties early in the fight and his great gallantry in reorganising his Platoon, leading bombing attacks and directing the fire of Lewis guns with a complete disregard for his own personal safety did much to inspire confidence in the men under his command and went towards enabling them to remain in an impossible position for so long. He is recommended for distinction.'

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