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Robert Edward REEVES

Regimental number1811
Date of birth6 March 1894
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
SchoolFlinders School, Geelong, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMachinist
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Reeves, 119 Myers Street, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 70th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date7 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 March 1916
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 15), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
168
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Margaret REEVES. Native of Geelong, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 7th Bn, Gallipoli, 26 May 1915.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 4 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to and taken on strength of 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 4 March 1916.

Appointed Lance Sergeant, 30 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, 3 July 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presumed Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, REEVES Robert Edward

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