Reginald Roy INWOOD VC

Badge Number: S23926, Sub Branch: Kensington & Norwood
S23926

INWOOD, Reginald Roy

Service Numbers: 506, S212249
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Warrant Officer Class 2
Last Unit: Detention Barracks
Born: North Adelaide, South Australia, 14 July 1890
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Broken Hill Model School and North Adelaide Public School
Occupation: Council worker (Adelaide)
Died: Natural causes, Adelaide, South Australia, 23 October 1971, aged 81 years
Cemetery: AIF Cemetery, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
Section: LO, Road: 5N, Site No: 1
Memorials: Adelaide 150 Jubilee Commemorative Pavement Plaques - WW1 VC Recipients, Adelaide Torrens Training Depot, Adelaide Torrens Training Depot, Broken Hill Barrier District Roll of Honour, Broken Hill Roy Inwood Memorial Statue, Keith Payne VC Memorial Park, North Bondi War Memorial, Winchelsea WWI Memorial
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 506, Adelaide, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 506, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 506, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 506, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 506, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
31 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 506, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
17 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 506, 10th Infantry Battalion, Menin Road
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 506, 10th Infantry Battalion, Polygon Wood
1 Mar 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 506, 10th Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918
12 Dec 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 506, 10th Infantry Battalion

World War 2 Service

29 Sep 1939: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Warrant Officer Class 1, SN S212249
29 Sep 1939: Enlisted Private, SN S212249, Adelaide, South Australia
4 Oct 1939: Promoted Sergeant, Echelon & Records
30 Nov 1944: Discharged Warrant Officer Class 2, SN S212249, Detention Barracks

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Australian Dictionary of Biography - by Joyce Gibberd

Reginald Roy Inwood (1890-1971), soldier and miner, was born on 14 July 1890 in Adelaide, eldest son of Edward Inwood, labourer, and his wife Mary Ann, née Minney. He was educated at North Adelaide Public School and Broken Hill Model School. Inwood worked as a miner at Broken Hill.

In August 1914 he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force and was allotted to the 10th Battalion. Embarking in October, he served at Gallipoli until November 1915. He was promoted lance corporal in August. By April 1916 the battalion was in France. Inwood, who had been promoted temporary corporal in August was in October reduced to private, owing to absence without leave.

In the battle of Menin Road in September 1917 the 10th Battalion attacked at Polygon Wood. 'During the advance to the second objective, [Inwood] passed through our barrage, and alone captured a strong post, killing several and capturing nine. He volunteered for a special night-long patrol. He went out 600 yards [549 m] and sent back the most valuable information. 

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