Edward REECE


REECE, Edward

Service Number: 1425
Enlisted: 2 November 1914, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 3rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Branxton, Cessnock, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Coal Miner
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 19 May 1915
Cemetery: 4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery
Row C, Grave 5 Chaplain Talbot officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Branxton Memorial Rotunda
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World War 1 Service

2 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1425, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
11 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1425, 3rd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
11 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1425, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Next of kin given as a friend J. Griffiths of North Rothbury, Branxton, NSW. Edward lived with Joseph and his wife Violet for several years. Edward was a State child from a young age until he reached 17 years of age; he had been abandoned as an illegimate child with nothing being known about his parents

Foster brother of Alfred Tessier of Regent Street, Richmond, Victoria.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal issued to Alfred Tessier