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James Mansfield * REID

Other NamesREID, James Mansfield~
OccupationCivil engineer
Address28 Mayston Street, Upper Hawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, George Watson Reid, 28 Mayston Street, Upper Hawthorn, Victoria
Enlistment date13 May 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name2nd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/21/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mooltan on 11 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Division Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', 4th Supplement, No 29664 (11 July 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 176 (30 November 1916).

FateDied of wounds 30 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXI, row BB, Grave No. 18), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Lilhas REID, "Clyde", Sackville Street, Kow East, Victoria. Native of Williamstown, Victoria

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in the successful construction of a strong point just behind the front line, though badly hampered by the loss of three N.C.O.'s. During the whole of the time his work was subjected to the heaviest shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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