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Reece French WARREN

Regimental number2812
Place of birthQuorn, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationStudent
AddressMarden Road, Payneham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, E H Warren, Marden Road, Payneham, South Australia
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 21 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on Quorn Primary School Roll of Honour, Quorn, South Australia. Photo: Peter Dennis.
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the enemy counter attack he, at great personal risk, dug out a buried gun and carried it away, thus saving it from capture. He then assisted in organizing a bombing party, which he led, and throughout displayed the greatest courage and dash.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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