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George Eugene REID

Regimental number3450
Place of birthBombala New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMelbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 2.5"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinFather, C Reid, Wyndam, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 April 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, 29th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 7 September 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 7300 Driver Ronald REID, 3rd Bn, returned to Australia, 6 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt

Admitted to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 31 December 1918 (gonorrhoea); transferred to 74th Casualty Clearing Station, 9 January 1919; to 17th General Hospital, Alexandria, 11 January 1919; discharged to duty, 28 February 1919; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 60 days.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Malta', 3 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 6 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 November 1920
SourcesNAA: B2455, REID George Eugene

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