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Kenneth Fea REED

Regimental number601
Place of birthHawker, South Australia
Other NamesKenneth Hea
AddressHawker, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.7
Height5' 6.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs C A Reed, Hawker, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 May 1919
Discharge date18 August 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4857 Pte Thomas Hepburn REED, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 March 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 15 May 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 18 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, REED Kenneth Fea

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