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William Hector REEVES

Regimental number535
Place of birthBingara New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBingara PO, Bingara, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, J Reeves, Elcombe, Bingara, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'(E. of Ypres) For gallantry and devotion to duty both as Lewis gunner and on evacuation work.'
Recommendation date: 18 November 1917

FateReturned to Australia 20 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty during the C.O., operations at PASSCHENDAELE, East of YPRES from 5th to 6th November, 1917. When his Coy. was subjected to continuous heavy shelling, L/Cpl. REEVES, totally indifferent to his own safety worked tirelessly in keeping the trenches clear and getting wounded out. As a Lewis gunner he served his own gun and kept the Coy. gunners organised in the face of almost impossible conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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