Reginald David Edward (Reg) MUTTON

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MUTTON, Reginald David Edward

Service Number: 3591
Enlisted: 8 March 1916, Petersburg, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Yongala, South Australia, 29 May 1894
Home Town: Yongala, South Australia
Schooling: Yongala Public School
Occupation: Insurance Agent
Died: Killed in Action, France, 6 March 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Bancourt British Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Yongala Methodist Church Soldiers Roll, Yongala Roll of Honour, Yongala War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

8 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3591, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Petersburg, South Australia
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3591, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3591, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
7 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3591, 32nd Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages

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Biography

"LATE PTE. R. D. E. MUTTON.

YONGALA, March 26.— Mr. and- Mrs. S. Mutton were officially notified that their second son, Pte. R. D. E. (Reg.) Mutton, had been killed in action in France on March 6. Flags were flown at half-mast. The deceased soldier was born at Yongala nearly 23 years ago, and lived there until he enlisted on April 4, 1916. He sailed for England on August 12 of the same year. Prior to enlisting he was employed by the Mutual Life Assurance Company. He took an active interest in cricket, football, and tennis, and was one of Yongala's leading sportsmen. He also was a cornet player in the local brass band. The deceased had a genial disposition, and was popular." - from the Adelaide Observer 17 Apr 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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