Regiment : Royal Field Artillery
Service number : 10513
Conflict : WW1
Memorial : Redditch War Memorial
There is no record of this casualty on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission or Soldiers Died in the Great War.
Reginald Bott enlisted in the army for the duration of the war on 1st September 1914 at Redditch at the age of 19 years 124 days. He was posted overseas to France on 31st August 1915 where he was promoted to Bombardier on 12th September 1915. On 30th June 1917 he was admitted to the 47 Field Ambulance with a gunshot wound to his thigh, rejoining his unit in the field on 16th October 1917. On 20th April 1918 he was treated in the field for a contusion to his right thigh which resulted in his transfer to hospital in England on the hospital ship Aberdonian on 29th April 1918. After recovery he was sent to RACD Ripon from where, on 23rd June 1918, he was admitted to Ripon Military Hospital with influenza followed by pneumonia. Reginald was discharged from the army at Ripon Military Hospital on 19th September 1918 as no longer physically fit for war service. He had served 4 years and 19 days with the Royal Field Artillery. At the time of his discharge Reginald was 23 years 4 months old, 5 feet 10 inches tall with a pale complexion, blue eyes and dark brown hair. His intended place of residence was with his wife at 21 Church Green East, Redditch, Worcestershire and his trade was a Fitter. His disability was recorded as valvular disease of the heart attributable to his recent illness and his active service during the war. He was awarded the British War Medal, 1915 Star and the Victory Medal.
The death of Reginald A. Bott aged 23 is registered in the June Quarter 1919 under the Bromsgrove Registration District.