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Reginald Robert DARK

Regimental number1536
Place of birthBeechwood, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.10
Height5' 6"
Weight130 lbs
Next of kinFather, A.E. Dark, Beechwood, Hastings River, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (lived in exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 January 1916
Place of enlistmentWest Maitland, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name34th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/51/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 2 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll34th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 January 1917
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row A, Grave 104), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
123
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 2 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 23 June 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1916.

Wounded in action, 23 January 1917 (gun shot wound, right side); admitted to 10th Field Ambulance, 24 January 1917, and transferred to 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 25 January 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DARK Reginald Robert

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