Daniel (Dan) REARDON

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REARDON, Daniel

Service Number: 5638
Enlisted: 14 March 1916, Kadina, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sevenhill, South Australia, 1895
Home Town: Sevenhill, South Australia
Schooling: Sevenhill Sisters of St Joseph School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 4 May 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Clare WW1 Memorial Arch, Sevenhill & Penwortham District War Memorial WW1, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

14 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 5638, Kadina, South Australia
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5638, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5638, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
4 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5638, 27th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (Second)

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Biography contributed by David Reardon

Daniel Reardon

Private Daniel Reardon, son of Cornelius and Mary Reardon, brother of Jack, Con and Mrs J Carroll was born in Sevenhills, South Australia in 1895. He attended the Sisters of St Joseph’s Catholic school in Sevenhills, he was a Roman Catholic, who had worked as a labourer before embarking for service abroad. 

Daniel enlisted for war on the 14th of March 1916 in the 27th Battalion and the 15th reinforcement. He was 21 years old when his unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia on board HMAT A68 Anchises on the 28th of August 1916.

He was ranked Private throughout his war service in the 27th battalion. Daniel headed straight for the Western Front battlegrounds of France. He was said to have had a reasonably quiet disposition and was very well liked. His two brothers were also on active service at this time. 

Just under a year after Daniel's Battalion embarked from Adelaide and entered the battlefields of France, he was shot and killed in action at Bullecourt, France on 4 May 1917. He was 22 years of age. His two brothers survived their war service. His parents were notified immediately of his death according to "The Register".

Daniel was a beloved member of his family and was sorely missed. He lived a short life but was commemorated for his great service and doing Australians proud.

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