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Reginald Henry BOORN

Place of birthProspect, South Australia
SchoolSt Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia
Other trainingUniversity of Adelaide
ReligionChurch of England
AddressProspect Road, Prospect, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs R H Boorn, c/o Mrs Tidswell, 6 Hughes Street, Unley, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed as Officer in Charge, 78th Bn, Citizen Military Forces, Prospect, South Australia.
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name27th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

'Displayed conspicuous gallantry in the operations on Pozieres Ridge when he was severely wounded and has since died of wounds.'
Not awarded.
Recommendation date: 17 September 1916

FateDied of wounds 19 August 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Date of death19 August 1916
Age at death22
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 44), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry James and Helen Jane BOORN; husband of Ruth Jean BOORN, 34 Clifton Street, Malvern South Australia. Native of Prospect, Adelaide
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lt Clifford William BOORN, 32nd Bn, discharged, 22 January 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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