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Norman REID

Regimental number2690
Date of birth25 February 1891
Place of birthTenterfield, New South Wales
SchoolTenterfield Public School, New South Wales
OccupationMotor mechanic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Reid, 'Patrick', Tenterfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name7th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Australian Mechanical Transport Company
FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919
Discharge date8 February 1920
Family/military connectionsCousins: 175 Pte William Jack LINEDALE, 11th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 7 November 1917; Major James Moffat REID, 1st Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 7 August 1915.~
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Proceeded from Alexandria, Egypt, 14 March 1916, to join the British Expeditionary Force; disembarked Marseilles, France, 19 March 1916. Transferred to 1st Anzac Ammunition Park, 4 August 1916; taken on strength, 4th Ammunition Sub Park, 5 August 1916, and transferred to 2nd Ammunition Sub Park, 9 August 1916. Appointed Artificer, 9 August 1916.

Granted leave to England, 30 May 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 8 June 1917. On leave in Paris, 22-29 January 1918. Taken on strength, 4th Mechanical Transport Company, 12 March 1918. On leave to England, 31 March-14 April 1919; rejoined unit, 15 April 1919. Marched out to England for demobilisation, 4 June 1919; commenced return to Australia on board 'Persic', 13 July 1919; disembarked, Australia, 2 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death5 September 1956
Place of burialCanberra Public Cemetery (Presbyterian Portion, Lawn Section, Allotment 278D), Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

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