Reginald Edgar AVERY


AVERY, Reginald Edgar

Service Number: 1870
Enlisted: 31 January 1916, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mackay, Queensland, Australia, 5 March 1880
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Coningsby State School, Brisbane Grammar School
Occupation: Drover
Died: Killed in Action, Bouzincourt, France, 4 April 1918, aged 38 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane Grammar School Memorial Library WW1 Honour Board 1, Coningsby State School HB, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

31 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1870, 41st Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Qld.
1 May 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1870, 49th Infantry Battalion
1 May 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1870, 49th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Brisbane
14 Jun 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 59th Infantry Battalion
4 Apr 1918: Involvement Private, SN 1870, 59th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Reginald Edgar AVERY was born in Mackay, Queensland on 5th March, 1880

His parents were John Symons AVERY & Elizabeth Livingston EDGAR

He enlisted on 31st January, 1916 and embarked with the 49th Infantry Battalion, 2rd reinforcements from Brisbane on the HMAT Clan Macgillivray on 1st May, 1916

He was Killed in Action in France on 4th April, 1918 - no known grave

Reginalds name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Villers Bretonneux Memorial

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