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George Lyall REITH

Regimental number6073
Place of birthAberdeen, Scotland
Other NamesReith, GL
AddressGrenfell, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 9"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, W Reith, Glashmore, Drum Oak, Aberdeen, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date7 March 1916
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1918
Date of death9 January 1920
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialUnknown
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of William REITH. Native of Aberdeen, ScotlandPlaque in Garden of Remembrance, NSW.
Discharge date28 August 1918
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Karoola', 16 February 1918; disembarked Sydney, 10 March 1918; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 28 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, REITH George Lyall

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