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Albert Sidney Reid

Portrait from In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School], 1919[?] - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Albert Sidney AWMM
  • Surname
    Reid AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 25/66 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    G.A. Reid (father), East Road, Invercargill, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 25/66 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 6 September 1915 AWMM School Master/Civilian AWMM
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  • Days interned
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Medical history

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    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 11" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      196 lb AWMM

Biographical information

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  • Son of George Alexander and Catherine Reid, of 86 Forbury Crescent, Dunedin.

    Gained Second Lieutenant's commission on 1 February 1916 (Studholme 1928).

    Promoted to Captain on 28 November 1917 (Studholme 1928).

    "Came here as a master in 1915. He was a good athlete, and had won distinction in many branches of sport, particularly in football and throwing the hammer. He held the position of Tutor in Hadfield House, and during the winter term coached the School XV. At the end of the year he enlisted and went away with the 19th Reinforcements. From the first he showed qualities of leadership, and when at length he fell to a German sniper, he was Captain of his company, Mr Armstrong [Purvis Ford Armstrong (18581), who was also a master at Wanganui Collegiate] being at the time one of his subalterns. In the short time he was at the School Mr Reid won the respect and friendship of both masters and boys, and although his appointment was a temporary one only, many were looking forward to his return after the war, and hoping that he would become a permanent member of the staff. This has been denied him, and we can but add his name to that honoured list of those whose patriotism will be a constant inspiration to the school, even though their presence and personality are lost to us." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School])

    Embarked Wellington, 5 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 13 March 1916.
    Embarked Alexandria for France, 7 April 1916.
    Detached to School of Instruction (grenade instruction), 21 May 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field,28 May 1916.
    Wounded in action, 16 September 1916 (gun shot wound, right arm and side); admitted to No 1 NZ Red Cross Hospital, Le Touquet, 24 September 1916; transferred to England, 25 September 1916, and admitted to [?] Free Hospital; transferred to NZ General Hospital, Brighton, 21 November 1916; to NZ Convalescent Hospital, Hornchurch, 3 January 1917; discharged on leave, 22 February 1917, to report to Reserve Bn, Sling Camp, 13 March 1917.
    Promted Lieutenant, 15 March 1917.
    Taken on strength, 3rd Bn, Otago Infantry Regiment, Codford, 11 April 1917, and posted to 4th Company, with temporary rank of Captain.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 28 May 1917.
    Detached to School of Instruction, 21 June 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 27 July 1917.
    On leave to Paris, 29 September 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 6 October 1917.
    Killed in action, 29 November 1917.

    Parents: George Alexander and Catherine Reid, 86 Forbury Crescent, Dunedin AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    29 November 1917 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM I. A. 5 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • I am unsure where Captain Reid fits in our family tree but his gravestone is on the grave of my grandmother who was Mona Allene Reid in the cemetery at Invercargill.
    Public - Allene Marie - Other relative - 15 April 2016



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • In Memoriam, 1914-1918. (1919).Wanganui, N.Z.: Collegiate School. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      24: 13 AWMM
    • Studholme, J. (1928). New Zealand Expeditionary Force record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses, and first-class warrant officers, and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F. : unofficial but based on official records. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
      Studholme, J. (1928). p. 250. AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM


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15 April 2016Allene Marie Rangiora, CanterburyOther relative
15 June 2015Allene Marie KapoheNew ZealandOther Relative
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