Reginald Stanford Madgwick

First Name: 
Reginald
Middle Name: 
Stanford
Last Name: 
Madgwick
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, July 31, 1881
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Madgwick nee Chapman
Father's Name: 
George Madgwick
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, December 11, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, September 18, 1959
Place of Death: 
Lidcombe State Hospital, N.S.W.
Details: 

Reginald Stanford Madgwick (Service No 5162), was born in Queensland.

At enlistment with the Waratah March, he was married, 34 years old, worked as a labourer, lived in Wollongong, N.S.W. and had served 4 years with 4th Company Garrison Artillery Wollongong.

In 1905, he married Beatrice Scully, and they had one child.

Reginald embarked on SS Makarini, with 1st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement, on 1st April 1916, arriving in France on 17th May 1916. He was admitted to hospital with influenza on 12th July 1916, returning to his unit on 17th July 1916. He saw service on the Western Front but was in and out of hospital a number of times. Reginald was repatriated to Australia in February 1918, and discharged medically unfit on 21st May 1918 with chronic bronchitis.

On 2nd July 1941, Reginald enlisted for service in WW2 (Service No N272971). He had lowered his age by 5 years in order to enlist, but in fact, he was 60 years old. He was discharged from 7th Garrison Battalion, on 4th November 1941.  

Reginald died in 1959, and is commemorated on the Bulli Woonona War Memorial.

His brother, John Madgwick (Service No 5736), also served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MADGWICK REGINALD STANFORD

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