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Darrell Gordon REED

Regimental number2724
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMoonta, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Reed, Moonta, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 June 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT Makarini on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateDied of disease 7 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialMont Huon Military Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row K, Grave No. 4B), Le Treport, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Eliza REED, Rosebank, Moonta, South Australia
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength of 12th Bn, Mudros, 27 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 6 January 1916.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 52nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 1 March 1916.

Transferred to 47th Bn, 2 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 9 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 8 August 1916; admitted to No 1 Australian Rest Station, 8 August 1916 (shell shock); transferred to No 7 Field Ambulance, 8 August 1916; discharged to duty, 12 August 1916; rejoined unit, 17 August 1916.

Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 1 September 1916; admitted to 1st Australian Divisional Rest Station, 1 September 1916 (tendon of foot); transferred to No 3 Casualty Clearing Station, 1 September 1916 (shell shock); to No 13 General Hospital, Boulogne, 3 September 1916 (gunshot wound, knee); to England, 4 September 1916; to War Hospital, East Leeds, 5 September 1916 (contusion, small, loose semilunar cartilage); discharged, 27 September 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 29 September 1916.

Granted furlough, 30 September 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 17 October 1916.

Marched out of No 1 Command Depot for Wareham, 27 October 1916.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 17 November 1916 (venereal disease); transferred to Parkhouse, 19 November 1916; discharged, 22 November 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot, 24 November 1916: total period of treatment for venereal disease; 6 days.

Admitted to Bde Hospital, 24 November 1916 (venereal disease); discharged, 29 December 1916, and marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, the same day: total period of treatment for venereal disease: 36 days.

Marched into Infantry Draft Depot, No 4 Camp, Perham Downs, 30 December 1916.

Marched out to No 7 Camp, Perham Downs, 1 January 1917.

Marched into Infantry Draft Depot, Perham Downs, 3 April 1917.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 67th Bn, Windmill Hill, 4 June 1917.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 9 June 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 26 July 1917; promoted Sergeant, 26 July 1917, and to be Band Sergeant.

Marched out of 67th, 19 September 1917, and transferred to 12th Bn the same day; marched into 69th Draft Bn, 19 September 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 October 1917; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 18 October 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 21 October 1917; taken on strength of 12th Bn, Belgium, 24 October 1917.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 1st Pioneer Bn, 23 November 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 27 November 1917; rejoined unit, 5 December 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 20 March 1918; granted an extension to leave on medical grounds, 10 April 1918; detached to Artillery School, Tilques, France, 3 July 1918; rejoined 1st Pioneer Bn, 13 July 1918.

Admitted to No 16 General Hospital, Le Treport, 28 September 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin).

Died, 7 October 1918 (pneumonia).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, REED Darrell Gordon

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