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Reginald Trezise

Name on Board R Tresize
Name on Service
Reginald  Trezise
Enlistment Age 18
Occupation Labourer (Railway employee)
Place of Birth South Yarra, Vic
Next of Kin John Paddy and Edith Trezise
Address 115 John St, North Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 22/03/1916
Service No. 2013 (Service No. 2012 on NAA records)
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 8/07/1916
Embarkation Ship HMAT Ajana A31
Unit on Embarkation 59th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 15/10/1917
Unit on Death 59th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death KIA
Place of Wounding/
Zonnebeke, France (exhumed from original grave and reinterred)
Cemetery or Memorial Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, Oosttaverne, West-Vlaanderen, Flanders, Belgium
Additional Information The surname of the Trezise brothers is spelt Tresize on the Honour Board. Leslie Trezise enlisted on 16 March 1915 at the age of 18 years and 8 months and younger brother,  Reginald enlisted 12 months later, on 22 March 1916 at the age of 18. Brother, Pte Leslie Trezise, 24th Battalion was killed in action near Flers, France on 14/3/1917, aged 20 An honour board was unveiled at the Newport Dispensary Hall for the Newport Tent I.O.R.  in December 1919.  The honour board, which was made of Australian blackwood, with fiddle-back panels, contained the names of 36 members, nine of whom had sacrificed their lives for their country, of which the Trezise brothers were two.
Additional References Australian War Memorial Photo P06491.001 Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 13 December 1919, p2
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