The AIF Project

Samuel REID

Regimental number192
Place of birthNewmains, Scotland
SchoolColtness School, Newmains, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia29
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBoilermaker
AddressSpringfield, Smedmore, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 2.75"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Martha Reid, 56 Brown Street, Newmains, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 June 1917
Place of burialToronto Avenue Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 7), Warneton, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
126
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Roll of Honour, Coltness Memorial Church, Newmains, Scotland.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 25 October 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 28 December 1916; marched into 9th Training Bn, 29 December 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 March 1917; taken on strength, 35th Bn, in the field, 4 April 1917.

Killed in action, 7 June 1917.

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

Print format