Wyndham History

Peter William Reidy (1883-1926)

Item

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Dublin Core

Type

Title

Peter William Reidy (1883-1926)

Contributor

Date

1915

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Format

text

Language

eng

World War One Veterans Item Type Metadata

Name

Peter William Reidy

Birth Date

Birthplace

Service Number

678

Enlistment Date

Next of Kin

Mrs P. Reidy
Mother

Address at time of Enlistment

Cohuna, Victoria

Occupation

Marital Status

Single

Death Date

Place of Burial

Werribee Cemetery, Victoria

Biographical Text

No.678   Private Peter William Reidy
Despite the Embarkation Roll listing Peter Reidy's address as Cohuna, the 1914 and 1915 Electoral Rolls list him as living in Werribee and working as a labourer. 

War Service
Peter embarked on 10 November 1915, from Melbourne, aboard HMAT A11 Ascanius and served as part of the 29th Battalion.

He was severley wounded in France in May 1917 and was transferred to England for treatment. Following this, he was invalided home.

A mention of his admission to the 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, England suffering from severe gunshot wounds was published in the local press.
Werribee Shire Banner, 21 June 1917, p.2.

Peter returned to Australia per Berrima on 30 December 1917 and spent a further eight months undergoing treatment and convalescing in Caulfield Hospital.

He was discharged, medically unfit, on 4 April 1918.

Post War
After recovering from his injuries, Peter worked as a quarryman near little River until his death in 1926.

A report of his tragic death was published in the Werribee Shire Banner, 23 September 1926, p.2.

An obituary was published in Werribee Shire Banner, 30 September 1926, p.5.

Medals and Entitlements:
  • 1914-15 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Bibliography

A.I.F. Project
www.aif.adfa.edu.au

Australian War Memorial
awm.gov.au

National Archives of Australia
naa.gov.au

Trove
trove.nla.gov.au

Victorian Registry Births, Deaths and Marriages
bdm.vic.gov.au

Medals and Entitlements

1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Citation

“Peter William Reidy (1883-1926),” Wyndham History, accessed November 30, 2021, http://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2474.

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