Corporal Reginald Roy Inwood

Service number 506
Ranks Held Corporal, Private
Birth Date 1890-07-14
Birth Place Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Death Date 1971-10-23
Death Place Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Final Rank Corporal
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Adelaide
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918
Gazettes Biographical information They dared mightily. in 1963
Published in London Gazette in 1917-11-26
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1918-03-07

Roy Inwood (1890-1971), like many other fellow miners from Broken Hill, in far western New South Wales, enlisted in South Australia. He served on Gallipoli before being sent to France, where his brother serving in the same battalion was killed at Pozières.

During the battle of Menin Road, Inwood attacked enemy strongpoints, capturing machine-guns and prisoners. Already a skilful scout, during the night he also went out with a patrol and gathered useful information.

In 1918 Inwood returned to Australia to help with recruiting. He served again in the Second World War.



Date of birth 14 July 1890
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs) 24 August 1914 10th Battalion.
Date of embarkation 20 October 1914
Date promoted 1915-08 Promoted to rank of Lance Corporal.
Date of recommendation honour or award 1917
Date of honour or award 1917-09-20 - 1917-09-21 Awarded the Victoria Cross for action at Polygon Wood, near Ypres, Belgium whilst serving with 10 Battalion, 3 Brigade, 1 Division as a Private
Date returned to Australia 1918-08
Date of discharge 12 December 1918
Date of death 23 October 1971