1334 Sergeant Thomas Charles REID MM

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Thomas Charles Reid MM
Born June 1895
Occupation: Saw Mill Hand

Service: NSWFB
Appointed South Grafton Volunteer Fire Brigade - 1 June 1914
Resigned - 31 July 1915

Pre War – Militia
Australian Light Horse

First AIF
Enlisted 23 July 1915
1334 Trooper, 1 Australian Light Horse
Gunner, 10th FAB, 40th Battery
WIA 27 November 1916 Gunshot wound, left thumb and thigh
WIA 8 August 1918
Discharged Sergeant June 1919
Awarded Military Medal. London Gazette 16 July 1918

 

Recommendation for the Military Medal

1334 Sergeant Thomas Charles Reid, 110th Howitzer battery, 10th Australian Field Artillery Brigade

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.

On the 5th April 1918 during the attack on our line opposite DERNACOURT, this N.C.O. – who was in charge of a gun – displayed great courage and steadiness.

The Battery was under heavy fire but continued in action throughout the day.

By his fine example, fearless bearing and energy, this N.C.O. ensured the continued and rapid fire of his gun throughout this critical period and set a splendid example to his detachment

London Gazette: 16 July 1918

 

Military Medal

1914/15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

 

Deceased 7 April 1933