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Hugh Clyde REID

Regimental number169
Place of birthUnley South Australia
ReligionCongregational
OccupationEngineer
Address47 Wattle Street, East Fullarton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Isabel Reid, 47 Wattle Street, East Fullarton, South Australia
Enlistment date23 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'Throughout the operations commencing with the advance from VILLERS-NBRETONNEUX, the attack on PERONNE and the recent operations opposite the HINDENBERG LINE, this N.C.O. has consistently assisted in the success of our operations by his continued devotion to duty and supreme contempt for danger. The example he has set at all times, even though under most adverse circumstances, has no doubt inspired his men to greater efforts.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

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