Ronald Armstrong REID

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REID, Ronald Armstrong

Service Number: 4412
Enlisted: 23 August 1915
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Geelong, Victoria, AUSTRALIA, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Geelong, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Geelong College, Ormond College, University of Melbourne
Occupation: Medical Student
Died: Killed in Action, France, 8 August 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France Source
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, MCC Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918 - Melbourne Cricket Club, The Geelong College WW1 Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

23 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4412, 15th Infantry Battalion
29 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 4412, 15th Infantry Battalion
29 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 4412, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
17 Jun 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 15th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Note: The First and Second Given Names of this serviceman were incorrectly transcribed on the Embarkation Roll (as Armstrong Ronald). The correct order of names is Ronald Armstrong as Attested in the official Service Record and confirmed by the listing on the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour. The record on this Memorial has been amended to accord with the Service Record. Virtual War Memorial Chief Moderator, August 2017.

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