Gavan John REILLY

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REILLY, Gavan John

Service Number: NX52512
Enlisted: 4 July 1940, Paddington, New South Wales
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 2nd/7th Cavalry (Commando) Regiment / Squadron
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 20 May 1920
Home Town: Point Piper, Woollahra, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Stockbroker's clerk
Died: Killed In Action, Buna, Papua New Guinea, 19 December 1942, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Bomana, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

4 Jul 1940: Enlisted Private, SN NX52512, Paddington, New South Wales
4 Jul 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX52512
19 Dec 1942: Involvement Trooper, SN NX52512, 2nd/7th Cavalry (Commando) Regiment / Squadron, Buna / Gona / Sanananda "The Battle of the Beachheads" - New Guinea

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...NX52512 Trooper Gavan John Reilly, 2/7th Cavalry Regiment. Tpr Reilly was killed in action on 19 December 1942 in an ambush near Buna. He is buried in Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)