Alexander Thomas (Alec) REED

REED, Alexander Thomas

Service Number: 679
Enlisted: 19 February 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Colchester, Essex, England, United Kingdom, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Engineer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 August 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery
Grave Reference: III. F. 9., Courcelette British Cemetery, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 679, 22nd Infantry Battalion
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, 679, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '14' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Ulysses embarkation_ship_number: A38 public_note: ''
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, 679, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was an only child.

He was 21-birth registration as follows:

Births March 1895   Reed Alexander Thomas Colchester 4a 645
Commemorated  as ‘Alec’ on the grave of Arthur and Helen Stuttle at Colchester cemetery.