Reginald Vincent DEARMAN

Regimental number9860
Place of birthHunters Hill New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Roslyn', Wisdom Road, Greenwich, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Edwin Dearman, 'Roslyn', Wisdom Road, Greenwich, New South Wales
Previous military service5th Australian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name9th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 15 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
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Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Meritorious Service Medal

'For very meritorious services and most continuous devotion to duty under even the most trying conditions as Headquarters Sergeant which position he has held since February, 1917.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 9859 Sergeant Edwin Clarence DEARMAN MM, 9th Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 8 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 March 1974