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Samuel James REEVES

Regimental number157
Place of birthGainsborough, Yorkshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia33
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGasworker
Address8 Bradford Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40.8
Height5' 5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Betsy Reeves, 8 Bradford Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the 1st Essex Volunteers, England.
Enlistment date5 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name36th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot LIII, Row D, Grave No. II), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
127
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel and Eleanor REEVES; husband of Betsy REEVES, 53 Waterview Street, Balmain, New South Wales. Native of Yorkshire, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 13 May 1916; appointed Lance Corporal, at sea, 30 May 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 9 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.

Appointed Temporary Corporal, 1 March 1917.

Promoted Sergeant, 14 September 1917.

Reported missing in action, 12 October 1917.

Now, 6 November 1917, reported killed in action, Belgium, 12 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, REEVES Samuel James

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