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Edward REEVE

Regimental number2855
Place of birthLeighton Buzzard England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationWool classer
Address46 Laity Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, T J Reeve, 46 Laity Street, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'(E. of Ypres 4-5 October 1917) Conspicuous courage and devotion to duty as runner.'
Recommendation date: 11 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'During the attack on BROODSEINDE RIDGE east of YPRES on 4/5th October, 1917 this man ran with messages for nearly 48 hours, under very heavy fire and continuous sniping. He carried on without complaint until wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Date of death16 July 1968

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