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Harry REED

Regimental number5100
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPloughman
AddressBallarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinBrother, W Reed, address unknown
Enlistment date16 August 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 22 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'In the sector opposite MORLANCOURT on night of 18th/19th July. The enemy after a heavy bombardment of the whole sector made a determined attempt to rush and retake a portion of the trench system captured by us a short time previously. Attacking simultaneously on both flanks of the trench and at the same time bombing down the sap the enemy wounded all of the garrison of the post but Private REED and another man. These two men gallantly fought the Bosche off and sustained an unequal contest until assistance arrived. Private REED displayed conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty and the splendid work of this man and his comrade prevented the enemy from gaining in our trench or obtaining an identification.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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