Reginald Albert Victor GUNDRY MM


GUNDRY, Reginald Albert Victor

Service Number: 4132
Enlisted: 4 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gawler South, South Australia, 7 September 1897
Home Town: Mile End, City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Baker
Died: Killed in Action, France, 11 August 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

4 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4132, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4132, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4132, 27th Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Adelaide
25 Apr 1918: Honoured Military Medal, Villers-Bretonneux
11 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4132, 50th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"... 4132 Private Reginald Albert Victor Gundry, 27th Battalion. A baker from Mile End, SA prior to enlistment, Pte Gundry embarked with the 19th Reinforcements from Adelaide on RMS Mongolia on 9 March 1916. Later transferring to the 50th Battalion he was awarded the Military Medal, the citation reads in part "For conspicuous courage during operations at Villers-Bretonneux...volunteers were called for...and without hesitation went out under heavy machine gun fire and dressed wounded and continued dressing and carrying wounded all that day and night and also the following day." On 18 August 1918, he was killed in action and, having no known grave, is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial." - SOURCE (