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Mersey Albert REID

Regimental number3286
Place of birthLeichhardt New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway engine driver
Address32 Bligh Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Reid, 32 Bligh Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date31 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentActing Sergeant
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 28 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialGordon Dump Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 6), Ovillers-La Boiselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Son of E. SMALL (formerly REID), 68 Wemyss Avenue, Marrickville, New South Wale, and the late Henry REID. Native of Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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