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Oswald Austin Reid
Birth: Nov. 2, 1893
Death: Oct. 26, 1920

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, he served as a Captain in the 1st Battalion, King's Liverpool Regiment, British Army. On the dates of March 8-10, 1917 at Diala River, Mesopotamia, Captain Reid was in command of a small post of troops on the opposite side of the river. After his lines of communication had been cut by the sinking of the pontoons, he maintained this position against constant enemy attacks of bombs, machine-gun and rifle fire. Even though himself wounded and with the full knowledge that repeated attempts at relief had failed and that his ammunition was all but exhausted, due to his tenacity the crossing of the river was effected the next night. For most prestigious gallantry, he was promoted Major and awarded the Victoria Cross on June 8, 1917. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Braamfontein Cemetery
Johannesburg
City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality
Gauteng, South Africa
Plot: No. 22932, Section EC.
 
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Record added: Jan 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13159792
Oswald Austin Reid
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Oswald Austin Reid
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: May. 13, 2014
Oswald we never knew you and have only just found you, and will Never forget you now for the generations to come....Your among the countless many ofwhat we call true heroes, rest in peace my friend.Anyone reading this then please get in contact as I'm in ...(Read more)
- Reid Family SA
 Added: Jan. 30, 2014

- Tracey Reid
 Added: Nov. 2, 2013
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