Robert Stanley REID

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REID, Robert Stanley

Service Number: 2138
Enlisted: 25 February 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Cournamont, South Australia, 25 July 1893
Home Town: Mannum, Mid Murray, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fireman
Died: Pneumonia, France, 2 March 1917, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Murray Bridge Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

25 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2138, Adelaide, South Australia
28 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2138, 43rd Infantry Battalion
28 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2138, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
25 Feb 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2138, 43rd Infantry Battalion
2 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2138, 43rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John E

"THE LATE PRIVATE R. S. READ

Official information has been received by Mrs. H. Read, of Mannum, that her youngest son, Private R. S. Read, died in the 13th General Hospital, France, as the result of an attack of pneumonia. Private Read, who was 23 years of age, enlisted in February, 1916. He left Australia on August 28 and landed in England early in October. He completed his training at Salisbury Plains. At the beginning of this year he was sent to France, but before reaching the firing line sickness overtook him, and he died on March 2. Prior to enlistment Private Read was engaged on the river steamer Pyap and made many friends. He was Mrs. H. Read's second son to make the supreme sacrifice within five weeks, the other being Private W. H. Read. Another son, Private C. H. J. Read, is serving with the colors in France." - from the Adelaide Observer 21 Apr 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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