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Ernest REID

Regimental number7686
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBaker
Addressc/o Mrs Peterson, Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinGuardian, Mrs Peterson, Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo, Victoria
Enlistment date17 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian General Hospital 3, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/67/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 23 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the battalion's tour at POLYGON WOOD 23/27 September Private REID worked inceasingly as a stretcher bearer. From early morning of September 25th and until late in the night of 26th he paused only for meals. Enemy sniping and heavy enemy barrage fire he scorned: and owing to the splendid services of this man and Private Carter, many lives were saved. His stretchers were blown up and he then assisted a neighbouring unit to carry their wounded. His conduct throughout was splendid.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death15 November 1975
Place of burialBrighton General Cemetery

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