Reginald Harry TANNEBRING

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TANNEBRING, Reginald Harry

Service Number: 15085
Enlisted: 10 April 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 5th Divisional Signal Company
Born: Hope Valley, South Australia, 14 August 1897
Home Town: Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Northfield Public School
Occupation: Cabinetmaker
Died: Died of wounds, Southampton, England, 21 April 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery
Plot B, Row I, Grave No. 57
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (WW1), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

10 Apr 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 15085, Adelaide, South Australia
21 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 15085, 5th Divisional Signal Company, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 15085, 5th Divisional Signal Company, HMAT Commonwealth, Adelaide
17 Apr 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 15085, 5th Divisional Signal Company, Villers-Bretonneux, Gas
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.

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