Reginald David FRIEND

Badge Number: 7490, Sub Branch: Lockleys

FRIEND, Reginald David

Service Number: 1028
Enlisted: 22 March 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Bagots Well, South Australia, 14 June 1896
Home Town: Truro, Mid Murray, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Natural causes, Adelaide, South Australia, 4 August 1982, aged 86 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Adelaide Elder Smith & Co Limited WW1 Honour Board, Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Truro and District Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

22 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1028, Keswick, South Australia
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1028, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1028, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
25 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Driver, 1028, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion

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"...1028, Private Reginald David Friend was born at Bagots Well, South Australia, on 14 June 1896. He enlisted at Keswick, South Australia, on 22 March 1915 and served with the 27th Infantry Battalion. In November 1916 he was taken on strength of the 2nd Australian Machine Gun Company. He returned to Australia in 1919 and died in South Australia on 4 August 1982." - SOURCE (