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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"John" Ernest Edwin John REIMANN

Born 26 February 1892 in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia [16]
Son of Russian born John REIMANN and Mary Ann KIRBY [30] [54]
Postal Official in Cossack, Western Australia in 1915 [30]
Examined and passed as fit for active service in the Australian Imperial Force in Roebourne on 22 October 1915 [30: item 8028373]
     Officially enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at Ascot on 8 November 1915 [30]
     Upon enlistment he was noted as being 5 feet 8¾ inches tall and had blue eyes, brown hair and a pale complexion [30]
     After training at Maribyrnong in Victoria he was appointed to the 1st Reinforcements of the 15th Field Artillery Brigade [30]
     Embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916 [18]
     After further training in Egypt and then England proceeded to France on 1 December 1916 [30]
     Gunner 15053 in the A.I.F. 49th Battery of the 13th Field Artillery Brigade in France during the First World War [30]
     Hospitalised in France due to illness 16 April to 5 May, 10 May to 28 May; and 20 August to 11 September in 1917 [30]
     Wounded in Action in France on 1 October 1917 and was invalided to England suffering from a shell wound to his left leg [30]
     Embarked from England on the H.T. A30 Borda and disembarked in Fremantle, Western Australia on 5 April 1918 [30]
     In contradiction another source state that he disembarked from the Borda in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 10 May 1918 [70]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 9 July 1918; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
Postal Employee in Derby in 1925, during which time he resided at the Club Hotel in Derby [50]
Postmaster of the Carnamah Post Office at 23 Macpherson Street, Carnamah in 1928 and 1929 [4: 22-Sep-1928] [6]
     Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1928 [9: 23-Mar-1928]
     Umpired the match between the Coorow Football Club and Carnamah Football Club in Coorow on 20 May 1928 [9: 25-May-1928]
Married Edith May ATKINSON in 1930 [66]
Postmaster in Tambellup 1935-1940 [6] [50]
In 1942 he was living in Tambellup and in 1943 he was living in Southern Cross[16]
Private W888843 in Southern Cross' local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ernest Edwin John Reimann' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 March 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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