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Reuben Harold WADE

Regimental number2463
Place of birthLaura, South Australia
SchoolWirrahara Forest Public School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
AddressWirrabara Forest, Wirrabara, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs Matilda Jane Wade, Wirrabara Forest, Wirrabara, South Australia
Enlistment date31 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateDied of disease 18 July 1915
Place of death or woundingDied on the Red Sea.
Age at death18.7
Commemoration detailsChatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
61
Family/military connectionsBrother: 713 Lance Corporal Arnold Arthur WADE, 27th Bn, killed in action, 5 November 1916.
Other detailsMedal: British War Medal

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