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David Edward REES

Regimental number13423
Place of birthWales, England
ReligionNo religion
OccupationTram conductor
AddressSt Peters, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 7.5"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Rees, St Minver, Cornwall, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 December 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMarch 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'(East of Ypres) Conspicuous courage and devotion to duty while in charge of bearer squad.'
Recommendation date: 6 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Discharge date13 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ormonde', 16 June 1919; disembarked Perth, 24 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 13 September 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death20 November 1924
Age at death40
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 6 West, Grave No. 17), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, REES David Edward

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