Reuben Harold MAGOR


MAGOR, Reuben Harold

Service Number: 3209
Enlisted: 9 August 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Sandergrove, South Australia, 18 December 1891
Home Town: Norwood, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Salesman
Died: Killed in Action (POW of Germany), Fromelles, France, 20 July 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: VC Corner Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Norwood M The Fallen of WW1 & II Kensington & Norwood District*, Royal Oak Lodge HR
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World War 1 Service

9 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3209, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Keswick, South Australia
12 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3209, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3209, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Adelaide
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3209, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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"...3209 Private Reuben Harold Magor, 32nd Battalion from Norwood, South Australia. A 24 year old salesman prior to enlistment on 9 August 1915, he embarked with the 7th Reinforcements of the 27th Battalion from Adelaide on 12 January 1916 aboard HMAT Medic. Pte Magor was killed in action at the battle of Fromelles on 20 July 1916. After the war his grave could not be located and he was commemorated on the VC Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France. In 2008 a burial ground was located at Pheasant Wood, France containing the bodies of 250 British and Australian soldiers including Pte Magor. All of the remains were reburied in the newly created Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery. At the time of the official dedication of the new cemetery on 19 July 2010, ninety-six of the Australians had been identified through a combination of anthropological, archaeological, historical and DNA information. Work is continuing on identifying the other remains relocated from the burial ground and buried in the new cemetery as unknown soldiers. Pte Magor is among those who have not been identified and his name remains on the VC Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial. Although the image shows Pte Magor wearing a Lance Corporal stripe, his service record contains no details of promotion to that rank." - SOURCE (


Miss O. Magor, of Margaret-street, Norwood, has been advised through the Red Cross Society that her brother, Private R. H. Magor, who was officially reported missing on July 20 last, has since died of wounds a prisoner of war in Germany. He was an active member for many years of the Clayton Church and Sunday-school, and had a large circle of friends, by whom he was loved and esteemed." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 30 Dec 1916 (