John Patrick Charles Reidy

August 4, 2015

REIDY, John Patrick Charles- – – – SPC 1898-1899

DoB:- – 1882, Wodonga, VIC

Father:- – Thomas Reidy

Mother:- – Mary, nee McKay

Service No:- 4583

Rank:- – Private

Unit:- – 51st Battalion

John Reidy enlisted on 27 October 1915, at the age of 32 years and ten months. He was a single man, who worked as a clerk. He was five feet, eight inches tall, with a fair complexion, grey eyes and brown hair.

In February 1916 Private Reidy embarked for overseas service from Fremantle, WA, aboard the Miltiadas, disembarking at Suez on 10 March. Here, he was attached to the 51st Battalion, and on 5 June 1916 proceeded with his unit to Marseilles where he arrived on 12 June.

Private John Reidy was killed in action between 14 and 16 August 1916 at Pozieres, France. He was 34 years old. He is remembered at Villers-Bretonneux Memorial in France.