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Service Number 3400. Killed in Action 7th May 1918. Southwest of Morlancourt, France.

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  • Gosford District Casualties of World War One

    Bragg, Edmund Allen Service Number 1494

    Killed in Action 19th May 1915 Gallipoli Peninsula

    Gosford District Casualties of World War One

    Weeks, Reginald Royal Service Number 3400

    Killed in Action 7th May 1918 Southwest of Morlancourt, France

  • Gosford City Council gratefully acknowledges the voluntary efforts of

    Benalyn Campbell

    And Vivienne Tranter

    in compiling this resource

    The information in this file has been extracted from official records

    held in the

    The Australian War Memorial and

    National Archives of Australia

    ( Commonwealth of Australia [National Archives of Australia] 2013)

    Further information on this soldier may be found online at:

    Commonwealth War Graves

    The AIF project

    Content advisory: This file may potentially contain disturbing accounts of service-related injury and death, disease and family grief. Adult supervision is recommended for children

    using these resources. Individual files should be viewed within the context

    provided by wider research on service conditions in the 1st AIF.

    This resource is presented by Gosford City Council

    for research purposes only. Please note that copyright for resources

    contained within remains with the original copyright owners.

  • NAME Weeks, Reginald Royal

    SERVICE NO 3400

    UNIT 33rd

    Battalion

    RANK Private

    AGE at Enlistment 18 yrs

    PLACE OF BIRTH Ultimo, Sydney, NSW

    ADDRESS 28 Wigram Rd., Glebe Pt. Sydney, NSW

    OCCUPATION Labourer

    DATE OF ENLISTMENT 25 Jun 1917

    PLACE OF ENLIST-MENT

    Liverpool, NSW

    PREVIOUS SERVICE

    NEXT OF KIN Mother;- Ada Jane Weeks, 107 Myers St., Geelong, Vic/ Father;- Robert Weeks- on active service (died of Pneumonia in England)

    PHYSICAL DESCRIP-TION

    Height-56. Weight-126lbs. Chest-34-36. Complexion-Fair. Eyes-Blue. Hair-Fair. Birthmark under R/Knee/ mole on back of neck/

    RELIGION C/E

    EMBARKED 2 Aug 1917- Sydney per A28 Miltiades

    DISEMBARKED 2 Oct 1917 Glasgow

    NOTES Court of Enquiry 4487/ Subject B117/ 7 May 1918- Reported Missing France (believed POW)-Court of Enquiry 25237.

    WOUNDED/ILLNESS 2 Oct 1917- Adm Glagow Hosp- Sprained Ankle

    DIED 7 May 1918- Killed instantly by Shell explosion Southwest of Morlancourt- France

    BURIED

    MEDALS British War Medal-58318, Victory Medal-57318. Memorial Plaque & Scroll-354230.

    DEPENDANTS

    PERSONAL EFFECTS

    WILL Beneficiary;- Mother

    CORRESPONDENCE Mother;- Jun 1919 @ 21 Lit., Myer St., Geelong Mother-Dec 1920 @ 114 Fyans St., Chilwell, Geelong/ Mother-Nov 1922 C/- Mrs ONeill, 17 Kororiot Creek Rd., Nth Williamstown/

    REMARKS

    RED CROSS REPORT Yes

  • Gosford Times 7

    th July 1916

    TO THE HOME BIRDS. Sent to Master T. Grigg from R.E. Weeks, Egypt:- All you young Australian men who cheer us lads at war should put your minds together and do a little more. Dont let your courage falter enlist and be a man, wed rather that than cheer us, bring all you can with Dick and Dan. We lads who came do not regret, weve fought and often fell; we hope the lads who are left behind will come and fight as well. Supposing you do not enlist, dont obey your countrys call; then yourre shirking on your mates at war, and the Empire it may fall. Just go and think it over, and youll see that I am right; we want to see you come at once, in Freedoms cause to fight. Our strength you know cant always last, each one has done his best; we want more men to take our place, while worn-outs seek some rest. And then well come back fresh and strong, with plenty of life and go; with our rifles cleaned and bayonets fixed to charge the Turkish foe. So do not delay in coming, our need of you is sincere; we want to wipe the enemy out, and then well have the cheer.

    Gosford Times 22

    nd September 1916

    Mrs Scaysbrook, Miss E. Murphy, and Miss Videon have received letters of thanks for par-cels sent through the Girls Realm, Woy Woy. The recipients were Troopers W. Griffin, R.Weeks, and L. Taylor.

  • Gosford Times 26

    th July 1917

    COLD-FOOTED SQUIBS. Corporal R. Weeks, a Gosford lad, sends the following from Palestine:- Amongst the gift stuff, which recently arrived in Egypt, was a parcel from a girl in Queensland. A chap in the Light Horse received it, and on opening it he discovered a note from the fair sender thus:- Dear Soldier Boy I do hope that my parcel goes to one of our brave boys in the trenches in France, and not to one of the cold footed squibs in Egypt. The grateful soldier replied:- My Dear Miss ---I wish to thank you for your par-cel which was much appreciated here where anything in the way of comforts is practically unprocurable. I, too, regret that one of our dear brave boys in France did not receive it, though of course they CAN go to a canteen there and also occasionally even get leave. I enclose a photo of some of the graves of the cold-footed squibs in Egypt. Theyre lonely graves and per-haps not bright with flowers, but----Yours Sin-cerely, C.F. SQUIBLh Light Horse Regiment.

    Sydney Morning Herald 7

    th May 1919 pg.10

    WEEKS In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. Reg. Weeks, killed in France, May 7, 1918. Inserted by his loving mother, sisters, brothers, and brother-in-law (on active service).

  • Abridged record/s courtesy of the National Archives of Australia (NAA) Series No: B2455 Item Barcode: 8380046

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  • Abridged record/s courtesy of the National Archives of Australia (NAA) Series No: B2455 Item Barcode: 8380046

  • Abridged record/s courtesy of the National Archives of Australia (NAA) Series No: B2455 Item Barcode: 8380046

  • Abridged record/s courtesy of the National Archives of Australia (NAA) Series No: B2455 Item Barcode: 8380046

  • Abridged record/s courtesy of the National Archives of Australia (NAA) Series No: B2455 Item Barcode: 8380046

  • Abridged record/s courtesy of the National Archives of Australia (NAA) Series No: B2455 Item Barcode: 8380046

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