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Robert Baker REID

Regimental number5335
Date of birth--/01/1883
Place of birthSemaphore South Australia
AddressBlackwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Reid, Blackwood, South Australia
Enlistment date19 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF48
Promotion date: 24 April 1917


Unit: INF48
Promotion date: 7 August 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and good leadership of a platoon during the operations near Le Verquier, on 18th September 1918. It was due to his keeness and ability that he was able to keep his company commander well posted in all movements of the troops on his flank. Immediately after the capture of the objective he went forward, under very heavy machine gun fire, and selected outpost positions to cover his company during consolidation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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