Reginald William HARTIGAN

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HARTIGAN, Reginald William

Service Number: 35615
Enlisted: 31 January 1917, Place of enlistment unknown
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Wellington, New South Wales, Australia, December 1895
Home Town: Manly, Manly Vale, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: SW chest , 55th Casualty Clearing Station, Daours, Somme Sector, France, 19 August 1918
Cemetery: Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Plot V, Row B, Grave 8
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

31 Jan 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 35615, Place of enlistment unknown
2 Aug 1917: Involvement Gunner, SN 35615, Field Artillery Brigades
2 Aug 1917: Embarked Gunner, SN 35615, Field Artillery Brigades, HMAT Miltiades, Sydney
14 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 35615, 2nd Field Artillery Battery, The Battle of Amiens, SW to chest, near Villers Bretonneux
19 Aug 1918: Involvement Gunner, SN 35615, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Wiiliam and Maud Hartigan of 64 Bondi Road, Waverley, Sydney, NSW; brother of Frank Hartigan who returned to Australia on the 25 September 1919 after having served with the 5 Field Company Engineers

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Larry Hartigan
 
My Uncle, Reginald William Hartigan 35615 Gunner 2nd Bde, Australian Field Artillery died 19-8-1918 in the 'Last Big Push' near Villers- Brettoneux, in The Somme, shortly before Armistice declared....he's buried with many of his Digger mates in Daours, Somme, France..he was only 20 years old..His Headstone is inscribed, 'AS HE LIVED, HE DIED, HONOURABLY'.....Two brothers <one my Grandfather>Francis Xavier Hartigan, Sapper, went over together, and only one returned and my Grandfather was to die a premature death as a result of his Mustard Gas Poisoning..RIP..

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