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John Cecil Drury REID

Place of birthEaglehawk Victoria
AddressWillaura, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinWife, Mrs J B Reid, 'Wallenda', Willaura, Victoria
Enlistment date22 February 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameNo 4 Tunnelling Company and 1st Reinforcements (May 1916)
AWM Embarkation Roll number16/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 25 May 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Age at death from cemetery records41
Place of burialWulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 29), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Sybil REID; husband of Jessie B. REID, Branxholme, Victoria. Native of Eaglehawk, Victoria. Town: Canberra, A.C.T

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in making a daring and successful reconnaissance, under heavy fire, in order to establish communication between certain important points. He performed similar valuable work on two subsequent occasions, on the latter of which he was seriously wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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