John REILLY

Birthplace
Drayton
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Horse Trainer
Enlisted
14-November-1916
Place
Newcastle NSW
Age
21
Status
Single
Service No
2866
Rank
Private
Unit
35th Battalion, 6th Reinforcements
Embarked
25-November-1916
Place
Sydney
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
Corporal
Honours and Awards
No
Fate
How Died
Killed in action
Date
05-April-1918
Place
Villers-Bretonneux, France
Cemetery or Memorial
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Notes

Name on ROH: RIELLY (no initials)

 

John Reilly arrived in France in April 1917 following three months training in England. On 5 April 1918, three weeks after returning from leave in England, he was killed in action in a major attack at Villers-Bretonneux. He has no known grave.