Serial No. 4478
1st Light Horse Regiment
Reginald Cattell - Information
Reginald was born in Emu Plains on the 23rd of October 1899. He grew up in the area, before moving to Menangle Park, where he found work as an orchardist. Here, he also served in the local Light Horse. Just short of his 19th birthday, he enlisted in the AIF on the 18th of October 1917 in Menangle. He trained in Sydney and then at Menangle Park assigned to the Light Horse Reinforcements. He was then shipped out from Sydney on the 30th of April 1918 upon the SS Port Darwin.
Reginald disembarked in Suez, Egypt in early June. After further training, he was allotted to the 1st Light Horse Regiment, joining them at the end of August. In early October in Jordan, he reported sick with malaria. He was admitted to various hospitals including the 36th General Hospital. He rejoined his unit on the 18th of November, after the war ended. Unluckily, he was then admitted to hospital with German measles in February 1919. The following month, he was sent back to Australia departing Kantara onboard the Ulimaroa.