Reginald Clive Bodimeade

First Name: 
Reginald
Middle Name: 
Clive
Last Name: 
Bodimeade
Father's Name: 
F.C. Bodimeade
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, July 7, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Unit: 
3rd Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Star 1914/15 Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, October 17, 1973
Details: 

Prior to the war, Reg worked as a carpenter. His father, F.C Bodimeade was a baker in Crown Street Wollongong.

When Reg enlisted on 7 July 1915, he was only 15 (almost 16) years of age; his service records state that he was 18. He enlisted with his 19 year old brother, Gavin.

He joined the 3rd Battalion, 9th reinforcements as a 'Bugler.'

He returned to Australia on 20 April, 1919.

According to family, he did not smoke, drink or gamble due to a death bed vow to his mother.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BODIMEADE R C

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