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Albert David REID

Date of birth25 July 1886
Place of birthMurrumburrah, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinFather, D Reid, Murrumburrah, New South Wales
Enlistment date27 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

Major


Unit: 4th Light Horse Regiment
Promotion date: 31 October 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31138 (22 January 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).3

FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer led a squadron at the gallop under heavy rifle and machine fire over the first and second line trenches in order to reinforce the leading squadron, thus enabling the regiment to push forward and capture all the remaining lines of enemy entrenchments.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 150
Date: 24 September 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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