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Reginald Herbert VERRY

Regimental number416
Place of birthToowoomba, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressYangan via Warwick, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 10.5"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs G Gamack, Yangan, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in 11th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentOrderly Room Sergeant
Unit name9th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 5 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery (Plot VI, Row H, Grave No 2), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ellen Mary Gamack (formerly Verry) and the late Alfred George Verry; husband of Vera M. Verry, of Coorparoo, Queensland. Native of Toowoomba, Queensland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 2 March 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915 (gun shot wound, left shoulder); admitted to No 1 General Hospital, Heliopolis, 30 April 1915, and thence to No 2 General Hospital, Ghezireh (no date recorded).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ballarat', 5 July 1915.

Re-embarked Brisbane on board HT Marathon', 27 October 1916, as Lieutenant, 49th Bn, 7th Reinforcement.
SourcesNAA: B2455, VERRY Reginald Herbert

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