Topic: Frank Forbes Reid

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From research done in 2008 by Wairarapa College Year 12 history assignment on Wairarapa soldiers who died in World War One.

Full name: Frank Forbes Reid
Date of Birth
Serial number: 55868
Occupation before enlistment: Post and Telegraph Company employee at the Carterton Post Office
First known rank: Private
Embarkation date: 16 November 1917
Place of embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Body on embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation unit: Specialist Company
Last unit served: Wellington Infantry Regiment
Rank last held: Private
Place of death: Bapaume, France
Date of Death: 16 August 1918
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery name: Rossignol Wood Cemetery, Hebuterne, Pas-de-Calais, France

Biographical notes: 

Obituary: Wairarapa Daily Times, 6 September 1918:

Private Frank Reid, son of Mr S. Reid, of Clareville, has been killed in action. Deceased was 21 years of age. A brother - Sergeant O. Reid - was killed early in the war.

Student researcher: Mieke Meyns



Frank Forbes Reid

First Names:Frank Forbes
Last Name:Reid
Place of Birth:Clareville