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John Henry REID

Regimental number658
Date of birth22 April 1892
Place of birth342 Young Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolDubbo District School and Sydney Teachers' College - Blackfriars, 1910 - 1911. Completed course - classed Grade 1
AddressBishop Street, Dubbo, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Reid, Bishop Street, Dubbo, New South Wales
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1916
Discharge date21 July 1916
Other details

Taught school at: Matraville, Cobar, Waterloo and Mosman

Wounded at Gallipoli - received near fatal head wound while fighting on hillside. An extract from one of his letters states that he was saved by his friend, Les Dinning. "Les puts on field dressing and carries me on his shoulder down gully. We meet Red Cross and I'm bandaged again. Feeling groggy we reach base at the beach-bovril-towed by launch to TS Ionian. God bless Les." Was sent to No 15 General Hospital, Abbasich, Alexandria. Underwent operation to remove pieces of bone that were pressing on the brain and causing fits. Compound fracture of head necessitated a Krephine. Was also admitted to Grecian St Hospital, Manchester, Withworth St Hospital and 1st Australian Auxillary Hospital, Harefield - near Denham, England

Returned to Sydney on Thermistocles, arriving 25 June 1916

Date of death11 January 1938 - `Adamshurst', Albury, NSW
Age at death45
Place of burialProtestant Section Albury Cemetery, Albury, New South Wales

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