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Neil Standish REYNOLDS

Regimental number812
Place of birthMudgee, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGrazier
AddressSutton Park, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 9.75"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. T. Nicholson, Sutton Park, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 January 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A6 Clan Mccorquodale on 6 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 30 October 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)No details of fate entered on Nominal Roll.
Discharge date18 February 1920
Other details

War service: embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 15 May 1915.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 3 August 1915; Provisional Corporal, 29 September 1915; Corporal, 4 December 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 25 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Promoted Sergeant, 30 March 1916.

Appointed Temporary Squadron Quartermaster Sergeant, 20 March 1917.

With 6th Light Horse Regiment, Deir el Belah, 25 April 1917.

Reverted to substantive rank of Sergeant, Marakeb, 17 August 1917.

Wounded in action, 3 December 1917 (gun shot wound, left shoulder); admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 4 December 1917; transferred to 75th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 December 1917; to 35th Casualty Clearing Station, 7 December 1917; admitted to 44th Stationary Hospital, 8 December 1917; transferred to Cairo, 12 December 1917, and admitted to 14th Australian General Hospital. MEdical Board recommended return to Australia for 6 months' change.

Re-embarked Sydney, 10 June 1918, as R812, Sergeant, 2nd General Service Reinforcement (Egypt) (6th Light Horse Regiment); disembarked Suez, 17 July 1918, and marched in to Central Training Depot, Moascar.

Allotted to 6th Light Horse Regiment, and marched in to 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, 8 August 1917. Taken on strength, 6th Light Horse Regiment, Solomon's Pools, 12 August 1918.

Posted to Cadet Course, 27 August 1918. Appointed Cadet, 1 September 1918.

Marched out to 6th Light Horse Regiment, 10 March 1919; taken on strength, 6LHR, Rafa, 11 March 1919 .

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 2 January 1919, to take effect from 28 February 1919 for pay purposes.

Embarked Port Said for United Kingdom (10% leave scheme); on leave, United Kingdom, 23 May-23 June 1919.

Granted further leave (Non-Military Employment) with pay and subs, 24 June-24 September 1919.

Married Melicient Helen REYNOLDS, spinster, aged 29, St Andrew's Anglican Church, Bath, 23 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Wahehe', 30 October 1919; disembarked Sydney, 15 December 1919; appointment terminated, Sydney, 18 February 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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