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Ronald REID

Regimental number7300
Place of birthBombala, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationNo occupation living at home
AddressWyndham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 3"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Reid, Wyndham, South Coast, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 October 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 July 1919
Discharge date27 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3450 Pte George Eugene REID, 8th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 3 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 10 May 1917; disembarked Plymouth, England, 28 July 1917, and marched into 1st Training Bn, Durrington.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 March 1918; taken on strength, 3rd Bn, in the field, 14 March 1918.

Detached to GHQ Small Arms School as batman, 17 March 1918; rejoined Bn, 28 March 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 15 May 1919; marched into No 1 Group, Sutton Veny, 16 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Boorara', 6 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 26 August 1919, for onward travel to Sydney, discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 27 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, REID Ronald

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