REIMAN, Ernest

Service Numbers: 2645, 2645A
Enlisted: 8 June 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Maryborough, Queensland, August 1894
Home Town: Cordalba, Bundaberg, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Dernancourt, Picardie, France, 5 April 1918
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Dernancourt, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Childers Memorial Hall (Isis District Pictorial War Memorial), Cordalba War Memorial, Isis District Roll of Honour, Isis North State School HB
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World War 1 Service

8 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2645, 9th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Queensland
16 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2645, 9th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Aug 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2645, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
5 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2645A, 49th Infantry Battalion, Dernancourt/Ancre

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Albert and Rose REIMAN, the Range, Cordalba, Queensland

When, after the war, graves from the Albert Road Cemetery were concentrated in the Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, no remains were found in the grave of either [182 Captain] R.V. Atkinson or 2645 Pte E. REIMAN, 49th Bn. The two memorial crosses originally installed were removed and replaced by a large memorial cross in the Dernancourt Cemetery, with the inscription: 'To the memory of this Dominion Officer [and man killed in action April 1918 and buried at the time in Albert Road Cemetery, which was partically destroyed by the enemy, August, 1918. Their glory shall not be blotted out.'