REED, Mark

Service Number: 152
Enlisted: 22 August 1914
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Regiment
Born: Tighes Hill, New South Wales, Australia, 15 August 1892
Home Town: Weston, Cessnock, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 7 August 1915, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 2), Gallipoli, Turkey , Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Kurri Kurri War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Tighes's Hill Methodist Church Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

22 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 152, 1st Light Horse Regiment
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 152, 1st Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '1' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Star of Victoria embarkation_ship_number: A16 public_note: ''
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 152, 1st Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of Victoria, Sydney
7 Aug 1915: Involvement Trooper, 152, 1st Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 152 awm_unit: 1st Australian Light Horse Regiment awm_rank: Trooper awm_died_date: 1915-08-07

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of George and Charlotte REED, First Street, Weston, New South Wales

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell, Sandgate Cemetery

It was the spring of 1995 when I first visited Sandgate Cemetery after a trip around the Hunter Valley to take photos of War Memorials.

I was hoping to find names inscribed on headstones of those who served during The Great War.

One headstone changed my direction in research, and set me on a path to honour those who served for God, King and Country that I pursue to this day.

Awaiting memorialisation at Sandgate Cemetery is Trooper Mark Reed, 1st Australian Light Horse Regiment, miner from First Street, Weston, New South Wales, who fell on the 7th August 1915 at the Battle of Dead Man’s Ridge, age 21.

Born at Tighes Hill, New South Wales on the 15th August 1892 to George (died 1947) and Charlotte Elizabeth (Lottie, died 1945) Reed of 4 Francis Street, Tighes Hill, New South Wales, Mark enlisted August 1914 at Sydney, N.S.W.

Unfortunately, there is no memorial inscription on his parent’s headstone to express their loss, so I have placed poppies in remembrance of his service and supreme sacrifice 105 years ago. METHODIST 4-17. 58.

Mark’s name has been inscribed on the Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 2), Gallipoli, Turkey.

Mark’s name has also been inscribed on the Mayfield Public School Honour Roll, Tighes Hill Methodist Church Roll of Honour, Book of Gold, Cessnock War Memorial, Kurri Kurri War Memorial and probably inscribed on the Weston Methodist Church Roll of Honour.

Lest We Forget.