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Guthrie Wilberforce REILLY

Regimental number5448
Date of birth26 January 1885
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolGlebe State Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
Other trainingStudent at Hawkesbury Agricultural College, New South Wales
AddressGoolmangar via Lismore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 6.75"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, R Reilly, Goolmangar via Lismore, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLismore, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A50 Itonus on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 August 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XII, Row C, Grave No. 2), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert Young and Sarah Ann (nee Wheeler) REILLY
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 8 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 October 1916, and marched into 7th Training Bn, Rollestone, and reverted to Private.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 December 1916; taken on strength, 26th Bn, in the field, 19 December 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 13 March 1917.

Wounded in action, 28 April 1918 (gun shot wound, left thigh), and admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 45th Casualty Clearing Station; to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 3 May 1917; to England, 13 May 1917, and admitted to Red Cross Hospital, 14 May 1917 (wound: slight); discharged to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 22 June 1917; transferred to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 26 June 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 November 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, Belgium, 4 December 1917.

Detached to Divisional Bomb School, 23 December 1917; rejoined Bn, 29 December 1917.

Killed in action, 8 August 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, REILLY Guthrie Wilberforce

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