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Ernest REIMAN

Regimental number2645
Place of birthMaryborough Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressCordalba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Albert Reiman, Cordalba, Queensland
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2645A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Albert Road Memorial), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
149
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert and Rose REIMAN, the Range, Cordalba, Queensland. Native of Maryborough, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3468 Driver Herbert REIMAN, 49th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 July 1919.
Other details

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

When, after the war, graves from the Albert Road Cemetery were concentrated in the Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, no remains were found in the grave of either [182 Captain] R.V. Atkinson or 2645 Pte E. REIMAN, 49th Bn. The two memorial crosses originally installed were removed and replaced by a large memorial cross in the Dernancourt Cemetery, with the inscription: 'To the memory of this Dominion Officer [and man killed in action April 1918 and buried at the time in Albert Road Cemetery, which was partically destroyed by the enemy, August, 1918. Their glory shall not be blotted out.'

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