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Reginald James Reid

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Gravestone at Busan Cemetery for 206204 Reginald Reid. No Known Copyright.

Gravestone at Busan Cemetery for 206204 Reginald Reid. No Known Copyright.

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Reginald James AWMM
  • Surname
    Reid AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Korea 206204 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 March 1926 AWMM GoomallingWestern Australia AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Miss M. A. Reid (sister), Cottersloe, Western Australia AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 10 December 1950 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    Korea 206204 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    Sergeant R.J. Reid was decorated for his line repair efforts whilst under fire. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served three years in the Australian Army

    Served with Kayforce 1950-53

    "During the following night, 2 - 3 May, the regiment suffered its first, and only, enemy-inflicted fatal casualties of the year. A heavy bombardment seemed to indicate that an attack on 28 Brigade was imminent, though in the end it fell on neighbouring Canadians and gave the New Zealand gunners a busy night. While operating behind Hill 159, Sergeant R.J. Reid, 162 Battery's signals sergeant, and Gunner John McRae were killed by this enemy shellfire." (McGibbon 1996, vol. 2, p. 338) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    3 May 1953 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    KoreaAsia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    United Nations Cemetery, Pusan, Korea AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    NZ Herald, 5 May 1953, p. 8. AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, Hall of Memories. Korea, Malaya-Borneo. AWMM
    • Dowerin War Memorial Public - Diane - Researcher - 19 February 2020 - Personal witness

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    New Zealand in the Korean War. NZHistory online.
    http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/war/korean-war
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • K-Force nominal roll : embarked for Korea on 'Ormonde' on 10 December 1950 AWMM
    • McGibbon, I.C. (1992-1996). New Zealand and the Korean War (Vols. 1-2). Auckland, N.Z.; Wellington, N.Z.: Oxford University Press in association with the Historical Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs. AWMM
      1996, pp. 222, 224, 255, 338, 371, 375, 410, 456. [photo of funeral service pp. 350-351.] AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      NZ Herald, 5 May 1953, p. 8. AWMM

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19 February 2020DianeDowerin, Western AustraliaResearcher

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