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Thomas REID

Regimental number564
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinStep-Father, Richard Haddon, Morgan Street, Coolgardie, Western Australia
Enlistment date26 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Sergeant Major
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 September 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in organizing the men of his company for attack, keeping direction during the advance, and encouraging the men under terrific fire. When the company was held up, he moved about, giving orders to the various sections, and without a doubt his very gallant bearing at a critical time did wonders towards keeping up the morale of the men. When the withdrawal took place he stayed to the last, collecting men and getting them back systematically to the original line. His conduct throughout was magnificent.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Date of death27 November 1962

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