Keith Roy Allen REESE

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REESE, Keith Roy Allen

Service Number: SX867
Enlisted: 10 October 1939, Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Richmond, South Australia, Australia, 20 February 1912
Home Town: Port Pirie, Port Pirie City and Dists, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Laborer
Died: Killed In Action, Buna, Papua New Guinea, 26 December 1942, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
B6. E. 12.
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Charra WW2 Roll of Honour, City of Port Pirie WW2 Memorial Gates, Penong Community Hall Honour Roll WW2, Penong Honour Roll WW2
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Corporal, SN SX867
10 Oct 1939: Enlisted Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia
30 Oct 1939: Involvement Private, SN SX867, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
30 Oct 1939: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN SX867, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
30 Oct 1939: Enlisted Port Pirie, SA
30 Oct 1939: Involvement Corporal, SN SX867, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
5 May 1940: Involvement Private, SN SX867, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
5 May 1940: Embarked HMT X4 Scott
17 Nov 1940: Involvement Private, SN SX867, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
24 Jan 1941: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN SX867, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion, Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre
17 Jun 1941: Involvement Corporal, SN SX867, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion, Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre
11 Feb 1942: Involvement Corporal, SN SX867, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1931-1954) Friday 29 January 1943

DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE

REESE, Cpl. Keith Reese.—Killed Dec. 26, 1942. He died as he lived, a soldier and a man.—Ever remembered by his auntie and uncle. Doreen, Mick, and Mitzi.

 

The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1931-1954) Monday 8 March 1943

RETURN THANKS  

REESE -Mrs. A. Reese, George, Jack,   Jim, Thelma thank relatives, friends   and associations for cards, letters, telegrams, personal expressions of sympathy   in loss of son and brother. Cpl. Keith Reese, killed in action N.G. Dec 26 1942

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