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Harold Fromholtz REESE

Regimental number3455
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressCamooweal, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31.5
Height5' 7"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, Charles Reese, Brunswick Street, Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 November 1916
Place of enlistmentCloncurry, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXXIII, Row C, Grave No. I), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and Eliza REESE. Native of Brisbane
Other details

War service: Western Front

Emarked Sydney, 24 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 12 April 1917, and marched into 12th Training Bn, Codford.

Found guilty, 10 May 1917, of being absent without leave from midnight, 10 May, until 10.05 am, 11 May 1917: admonished, and forfeited 1 day's pay under Royal Warrant.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 June 1917; taken on strength, 47th Bn, in the field, 16 July 1917.

Wounded in action, 12 October 1917.

Previously reported wounded in action; now, 10 January 1918, reported wounded and missing, 12 October 1917.

Court of Enquiry, 11 March 1918, concluded: 'Killed in action, Belgium, 12 October 1917'.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, REESE Harold Fromholtz

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