Reginald Harry TANNEBRING


TANNEBRING, Reginald Harry

Service Number: 15085
Enlisted: 10 April 1916
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 5th Divisional Signal Company
Born: Hope Valley, 14 August 1897
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Cabinet Maker
Died: Died of wounds, United Kingdom, 21 April 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery
Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery (Plot B, Row I, Grave No. 57), Hampshire
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (WW1)

World War 1 Service

10 Apr 1916: Enlisted
21 Sep 1916: Involvement Sapper, SN 15085, 5th Divisional Signal Company
21 Sep 1916: Embarked Sapper, SN 15085, 5th Divisional Signal Company, HMAT Commonwealth, Adelaide
20 Apr 1918: Wounded Australian Army, Sapper, SN 15085, 5th Divisional Signal Company, France, gassed
21 Apr 1918: Involvement Sapper, SN 15085

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Biography contributed by Nicholas Egan

Margaret Phillips

Club Historian Gilberton Amateur Swimming Club Inc.

Tannebring was born 14 August 1897 in Hope Valley before moving firstly to Northfield and then to Walkerville with his parents. He attended North Adelaide Public School and was a member of the Methodist Church and Sunday School. He served in the Senior Cadets before transferring to the 28 th Signal Company Army Engineers. After leaving school he was apprenticed to Messrs. James Marshall and Co. to learn cabinet making for 5 ½ years.. - Daily Herald Adelaide 8 May 1918 p3

Tannebring was admitted to the University War Hospital, Southampton on 21 April 1918 suffering from the effect of Gas Shell and Bronchitis. He was in a semi-conscious condition on admission and was treated with the usual methods for such cases, together with oxygen, but died, without leaving any message at 4.30 pm the same afternoon. The Funeral took place at Holybrook Cemetery, Southampton on 25 April 1918 and was conducted by Mr Kitching Minister. Red Cross Files.