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Reginald Douglas WYMARK

Regimental number789
Place of birthWestbourne Park, London, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm and station
Address'Walmsley', Park Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Marie Rains, 'Walmsley', Park Street, Goulburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 2), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Mother: Marie A.W. RAINES; remarried name M.A.W. GOODMAN
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.

Appointed Lance Corporal, Ferry Post, 3 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Reported wounded and missing, 20 July 1916.

Statement by 1220 J.A. BOVARD, 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England, 23 August 1916: 'I saw him [WYMARK] throw up his arms and call out as if he was badly hit, I think he was killed at [the] Fleurbaix charge.'

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 23 July 1917, pronounced fate as 'killed in action, 20 July 1916'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 3030805, 741 Pte F.W. Ray, 30th Bn (patient, No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen), 8 December 1916: 'In No Man's Land going over in the wave on the 20th July he was only two men away from me on the right. I saw and heard him fall screaming. I never heard any more.'

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

Sister, Mabel Gertrude BRIGINSHAW, 6 Berge Street, Mount Gravatt, Brisbane, died 29 July 1962.
Miscellaneous detailsAttestation Form notes 'Father dead [d. London, 30 May 1898]'. Mother's address changed in 1917 to 186 Terrace Street, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland; in 1920, 'Highgate', Vulture Street, East Brisbane, Queensland.
SourcesNAA: B2455, WYMARK Reginald Douglas
Red Cross file 3030805

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