Reginald Joseph Andrew RYAN

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RYAN, Reginald Joseph Andrew

Service Number: 7859
Enlisted: 15 September 1917, Toowoomba, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Born: Toowoomba, Queensland, 25 December 1895
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Toowoomba State School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 4 July 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Also remembered in Toowoomba Cemetery RC Section Block 13-1 D 9-12 2nd monument
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

15 Sep 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7859, Toowoomba, Queensland
31 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 7859, 16th Infantry Battalion
31 Oct 1917: Embarked Private, SN 7859, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney
4 Jul 1918: Involvement Private, SN 7859, 15th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carmel McMullen

Son of John William Ryan and Eliza Ann nee Shaw of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.

He was a Stretcher bearer in 15th Bn, A Coy

He had been carrying wounded in all day and volunteered to go out and resue a wounded officer even though it was not his turn to go. When approaching the line near where the officer lay he was hit and killed instantly. (Informant Pte G Lynch 7255 A Coy 15 Bn)