Reginald Michael BANNON

BANNON, Reginald Michael

Service Numbers: 2623, 2928
Enlisted: 6 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia & Fremantle, Western Australia
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 10th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Peterborough (Formerly Petersburg), South Australia, 12 April 1896
Home Town: Sevenhill, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Store Assistant
Died: Died of wounds, Palestine, Belgium, 27 October 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Beersheba War Cemetery
Plot Q, Grave 46. His name is located at panel 7 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.,
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Sevenhill & Penwortham District War Memorial WW1, Snowtown & District Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

6 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia & Fremantle, Western Australia
23 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2623, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Third Ypres
23 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2623, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Katuna, Adelaide
28 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2928, 10th Light Horse Regiment
28 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2928, 10th Light Horse Regiment, RMS Mooltan, Fremantle
27 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, 2928, 10th Light Horse Regiment

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Born  REGINALD MICHAEL TILGNER BANNON on 12 April 1896, Sevenhill, SA
(SA Birth Record 1842 - 1906 Book: 582 Page: 6 District: Cla.)

Father Jeremiah BANNON (b. 1840 Tipperary, Ireland - d. 1918 Sevenhill, SA) and
Mother Josephine Elizabeth (known as Phoebe) TILGNER
(b.23/11/1858 Kooringa, SA - d. 11/7/1919 Sevenhill, SA)
living at Sevenhill, South Australia

Sister           Mary Johanna Veronica Bannon (b.26/11/1878 Mintaro SA - d.___)
Brother         Joseph Daniel Bannon (b. 16/8/1880 Gladstone SA - d. ____)
Brother         Edmund William Bannon (b.17/6/1882 Petersburg SA - d. ____)
                      residing at Leasingham, South Australia
Brother         Jerald Frances Bannon (b.30/9/1894 Murray Bridge SA - d. ____)
Brother         Charles Augustine Bannon (b.29/10/1886 - d.29/3/1891 Sevenhill SA)  
Twin Sister    Annie Josephine Bannon (b.3/8/1891 - d.4/8/1891 Sevenhill SA)
Twin Brother  John Clements Bannon (b.3/8/1891 Sevenhill SA - d.___)
Sister            Annie Irene Bannon  (b.3/3/1894 Sevenhill SA - d.___)
Brother         Basil Leonard Bannon (b.29/10/1898 - d.15/8/1901 Sevenhill SA)
Brother         Patrick Leslie Bannon (b.5/3/1902 Sevenhill SA - d._____)

Next of kin in service:
Brother   2133  Gerard Francis Bannon  (31 years 6 months old)
              *** born Jerald Frances Bannon 30/9/1884***
              27/3/1916  enlisted with 4th reinforcements, 50th Battalion
              12/8/1916  embarked from Outer Harbour, on board HMAT Ballarat A70
              27/8/1917  returned to Australia           

***Commenced service #2623 - changed to #2928 from Perth WA****

Described on enlisting as 21 years 7 months old; single;  5' 6 1/4" tall; 136 lbs;
fresh complexion; blue eyes; brown hair; Roman Catholic

6/1/1916        Enlisted in Adelaide, South Australia

23/6/1916      Embarked from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide, on board HMAT A13 Katuna
                     as a Private in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment, 18th reinforcements
2/7/1916        disembarked into Fremantle, Western Australia  

28/8/1916      Re-embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Mooltan
                     with 21st reinforcements, 10th Light Horse Regiment

***Allotted No. 2928 service number ****

21/9/1916       marched into Isolation Camp

12/11/1916     taken on strength ex Isolation Camp, 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment

10/1/1917       detached to School of Instruction, Moascar
20/1/1917       returned to unit
22/1/1917       passed Stokes Gun Course, Zeitoun

11/2/1917       transferred to 10th Light Horse Regiment, Moascar

12/2/1917       taken on strength into 10th Light Horse Regiment, Masaid

27/10/1917     Gun shot wound to neck - receied in action
                      on a convoy from the field at Beersheba

27/10/1917     died from wounds received in action
                     as a Private, 10th Light Horse Regiment
buried in:        Shellal Cemetery, Palestine Turkey
buried by:       Chaplain P Killian  (Roman Catholic)

later exhumed & reburied in:  
                      Beersheba Military Cemetery, Israel
                      Plot Q, Grave 46

British War medal (42976); Victory medal (42510); Memorial Plaque and
Memorial Scroll (336754)

11/4/1923      Eldest brother, Edmund Bannon, advised AIF, both parents were deceased.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  8/4/2015.  Lest we forget.



***Commenced service #2623 - changed to #2928 from Fremantle, WA****

see #2623.