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Reginald Henry CORNISH

Regimental number3362
Place of birthSt Arnaud, Victoria
SchoolScotch College, Osborne, Western Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
Address40 St Leonard's Avenue, West Leederville, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9.75"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinFather, C Cornish, 40 St Leonard's Avenue, West Leederville, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of varicocele: slight)
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded Pozieres, died Etaples, France.
FateDied of wounds 9 September 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death25.10
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot X, Row C, Grave No. 16A), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
155
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and the late Ada CORNISH, 44 St. Leonard's Avenue, West Leederville, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsNil
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 14 February 1916 (mumps); discharged to duty, 14 February 1916.

Allotted to and proceeded to join 52nd Bn, 3 March 1916. Appointed Lance Corporal, 13 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 12 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 14 August 1916 (shrapnel wound, right knee), and admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 44th Casualty Clearing Station, 15 June 1916; to Ambulance Train, 16 June 1916, and admitted same day to 26th General Hospital, Etaples.

Died of wounds received in action, 9 September 1916.

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

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