Reginald William REES

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REES, Reginald William

Service Number: 677
Enlisted: 10 February 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Petersburg, South Australia, 29 December 1891
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Port Adelaide Public School
Occupation: Store Manager
Died: Died of wounds, France, 11 November 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Geranium War Memorial, Rosewater War Memorial, Rosewater Womens Memorial Roll of Honour WW1
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World War 1 Service

10 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 677, 27th Infantry Battalion
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 677, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
4 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 677, 27th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
2 Oct 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 27th Infantry Battalion
28 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Company Sergeant Major, SN 677, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
16 Aug 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 27th Infantry Battalion
5 Nov 1916: Wounded Second Lieutenant, 27th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt
11 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 27th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

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Biography

"THE LATE LIEUTENANT R. W. REES.

Mr W. Rees, Alberton, has been notified that his son, lieutenant Reginald W. Rees. died on November 11 of wounds received in action in France. Lieutenant Rees was 25 years and 11 months of age. He left here in May, 1915, as a sergeant. Gallant conduct on Gallipoli Peninsula helped him to promotion, but he gained his commission by valor at Pozieres. He was born at Petersburg and educated at the Port Adelaide public school. He was a first-class rifle shot, and won a gold medal in competition at the Port Adelaide Rifle Ranges, in addition to other prizes. He enjoyed the esteem of a large circle of friends." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 02 Dec 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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