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Leonard Ross Reid was born in Avoca, VIC, was single and employed as an Accountant, listing his address as Bank of Victoria, Ballarat, Victoria when he enlisted as a Corporal in the Infantry Brigade Train 8 on 20 July 1915 at the age of 29. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915. He was promoted to Sergeant on 9 March 1916, embarking from Alexandria to join the B.E.F at Tunsian where he remained until June. On 7 September 1917 he was sent to attend A.A.S.C. school at Havre before being transferred with the 5th Divisional Train. On 5 October 1917 he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. According to his record he completed his tour of duty without any major incident, illness or injury, returning to Australia from Weymouth on 15 April 1918.
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