Reginald McClure ABERNETHY

ABERNETHY, Reginald McClure

Service Number: 6529
Enlisted: 8 October 1915, Melbourne
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 5th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, 28 October 1892
Home Town: Shepparton, Greater Shepparton, Victoria
Schooling: Wesley College, and Queens College Melbourne University, Victoria
Occupation: Schoolmaster
Died: Killed In Action, France, 22 May 1918, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Frechencourt Communal Cemetery
Row B, Grave 17
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, MCC Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918 - Melbourne Cricket Club, Northbridge (Shore) Sydney Church of England Grammar School Memorial Cricket Ground Roll of Honour, Shepparton & District War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

8 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, 6529, Melbourne
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, 6529, 4th Field Artillery Brigade
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, 6529, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, HMAT Wiltshire, Melbourne
10 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 5th Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Reginald McClure ABERNETHY was born on 28th October, 1892 in Shepparton, Victoria

His parents were William McClure ABERNETHY and Margaret MCAINSH who married in victoria in 1892

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His brother Keith Forbes ABERNETHY  (SN W87602) served in WW2 (Captain) and was discharged in 1945

Another brother Lorne Campbell ABERNETHY (SN V374392) served in WW2 and was discharged in 1945