George Malvern REYNOLDS

Badge Number: 96841

REYNOLDS, George Malvern

Service Number: 9422
Enlisted: 1 May 1915
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 3rd Field Ambulance
Born: Unley, South Australia, 14 October 1889
Home Town: Malvern, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mechanic and motor driver
Died: Accident , 18 January 1927, aged 37 years, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
Section: LO, Road: 9S, Site No: 12
Memorials: Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

1 May 1915: Enlisted
16 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 9422, 3rd Field Ambulance
16 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 9422, 3rd Field Ambulance, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Driver, SN 9422

Dvr George Malvern Reynolds

From How We Served

9422 Driver George Malvern Reynolds of Malvern, South Australia had been employed as a mechanic and motor driver when he enlisted for War Service on the 21st of June 1915. Allocated to reinforcements for the Field Ambulance George was embarked for Egypt on the 16th of March 1916 and was taken on strength with the 4th Field Ambulance 1st AIF on the 22nd of April.and with this unit he was shipped to France with, arriving on the 9th of June.

George’s service in the field was continuous and by the 9th of February 1917 he had been transferred over to the 1st Division Supply Column, and after qualifying as a motor driver he was then taken on strength with the 4th Australian Motor Transport Company, and would remain on duty with this unit until after the end of the War. Aside periods of leave, George had remained on active service throughout Northern France and Flanders unscathed for over three years.

On the 11th of May 1919 George was embarked for his return to Australia from England, and following his return to Adelaide he received his discharge from the 1st AIF on the 10th of August 1919. George was returned to his civilian life and found eventual employment with the Zinc Corporation with whom he was employed as a motor driver.

George’s premature death, at the age of 37, occurred on the 18th of January 1927, the result of a work place accident. Following this George was formally interred within West Terrace Cemetery, South Australia.

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