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Reginald George MAGUIRE

Regimental number59338
Place of birthYass, New South Wales
True NameMAGUIRE, Roland Earl Rixon
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressPetersham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8.5"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, H Maguire, 13 McRae Street, Petersham, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 36th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date17 May 1918
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNew South Wales Reinforcement 12
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 July 1918
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Pay Corps
FateReturned to Australia 9 February 1920
Discharge date13 April 1921
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1663 Sergeant Reginald George MAGUIRE MM, 7th Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 28 June 1919.
Other details

War service: England, France (post-Armistice)

Embarked Sydney, 17 July 1918; disembarked London, England, 27 September 1918, and marched in to 5th Training Bn, Fovant.

Transferred to Artillery Details, 4 October 1918, marched out to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, and mustered as Gunner.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veny, 23 October 1918 (abscess); rejoined RBAA, 26 October 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 November 1918; taken on strength, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 4 December 1918.

Marched in to AIF Headquarters, London, 11 March 1919, and detached to Australian Army Pay Corps for duty.

Admittedto 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 10 May 1919; discharged to unit, 17 May 1919.

Admitted to Queen Alexandra Military Hospital, Millbank, 1 September 1919; discharged, 16 October 1919, to be Temporary Sergeant (Voyage Only) on pay duties on HT 'Themistocles'.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Themistocles', 22 December 1919; disembarked, Sydney, 9 February 1920; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 13 April 1921.

Medal, British War Medal

Died Lady Davidson's Red Cross Home, Turramurra, 14 May 1921 (pulmonary tuberculosis).
Miscellaneous detailsTrue age at enlistment: 16
Date of death14 May 1921
Age at death19
SourcesNAA: B2455, MAGUIRE Reginald George

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