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Reginald Arnold RICE

Regimental number293
Place of birthDutton, South Australia
SchoolGrote Street Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
AddressWillaston via Gawler, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height6' 1"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinFather, William Rice, Willaston via Gawler, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Senior Cadets; transferred to 80th Infantry Regiment, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment..
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 8, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/13/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of meningitis on board the transport 'Port Lincoln' in the Red Sea. Buried with full military honours.
FateDied of disease 7 June 1916
Age at death21
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsChatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

Died at sea of meningitis, 7 June 1916.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RICE Reginald Arnold

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