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Henry John RIEKIE

Regimental number1170
Date of birth30 September 1879
Place of birthFitzroy, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address102 Park Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 8"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Gertrude Violet Rieckie, 102 Park Street, Subiaco, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the 5th Victorian Contingent (Volunteer Rifles, Boer War) and in the 86th Western Australian Infantry Regiment (Volunteers).
Enlistment date2 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Plot I, Row H, Grave No 11), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Widow: Mrs G. V. Wood (formerly Riekie), Walter Street, Gosnell's, Western Australia. Native of Fitzroy, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli), 2 March 1915.

Killed in action, 25 April 1915.

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

Base Records stated, 4 April 1924, that the correct date of death was 25 April 1915, not 24 May 1915 as recorded on the personal dossier and on the Nominal Roll. Base Records directed, 5 July 1924, that 'RIEKIE' be accepted as the correct surname spelling.
Miscellaneous detailsName entered on Embarkation and Nominal Rolls as RICKIE.

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