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Black, Reginald James (Tim) (1885–1917)

Reginald Black, n.d., photographer unknown

Reginald Black, n.d., photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour

REGINALD BLACK was the son of The Hon. Reginald James Black, M.L.C. (a Director of the Bank of New South Wales) and Mrs. Eleanor Black. He was born in Sydney on 4th July, 1885, and was educated at the Church of England Grammar School, North Sydney.

He enlisted in December, 1914. Leaving Sydney as a trooper in the 6th Light Horse Regiment, he was promoted to a commission on the field at Gallipoli. He went to Palestine with the Light Horse, and while making a special survey on 16th August, 1917, was shot by an enemy sniper at Beersheba and died the next day at Rafa.

Lieutenant Black had been twice mentioned in despatches, and the news that he had been awarded the Military Cross reached his commanding officer one hour after his death.

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'Black, Reginald James (Tim) (1885–1917)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/black-reginald-james-tim-20916/text31588, accessed 3 April 2020.

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Reginald Black, n.d., photographer unknown

Reginald Black, n.d., photographer unknown

from Bank of NSW Roll of Honour