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Reuben Harold MAGOR

Regimental number3209
Place of birthSandergrove, South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationSalesman
Address3 Margaret Street, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 11.5"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss Olive Magor, 3 Margaret Street, Norwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 August 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 12 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 5), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
120
Other details

War service: Western Front

Taken on strength (supernumerary), 32nd Bn, Duntroon Plateau, 6 April 1916; taken on strength, 32nd Bn, Ferry Post, 12 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916.

Reported missing, 20 July 1916.

Prisoner of War German list dated 4 November 1916 received by Wounded and Missing Inquiry Bureau.

Soldier listed as 'dead'.

German report, 2 August 1916: 'austr. Sold. Magor, R.H. Nr 3209.A.32.A.I. am 19.7 in Gegend Fromelles gefallen.'

Note on Red Cross File No 1670104: 'Identity disc received from Germany and despatched Nex of kin 20/6/17.'

Note on file: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Medals to eldest survivng brother, Mr charles Magor, Roebuck Street, Mile End, South Australia.
Miscellaneous detailsSecond sister: Mrs F. COCHRANE, 5 Margaret Street, Norwood, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, MAGOR Reuben Harold
Red Cross file 1670104

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