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Rupert Snowden FYNNEY

Regimental number6141
Place of birthHolbrook, New South Wales
SchoolHolbrook Public School
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHolbrook, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 7.5"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinFather, Rupert Fynney, Holbrook, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 October 1916
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 31 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers Bretonneux, France
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XX, Row B, Grave No. I), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Rupert and Frances FYNNEY, Holbrook, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 30 October 1916; found guilty, 24 December 1916, of being absent from church parade: award, confined to ship, and forfeits 2 days' pay; disembarked Plymouth, England, 10 January 1917.

Marched into 6th Training Bn, Rollestone, no date stated.

Proceeded overseas to France, 19 June 1917; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 20 June 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 7 July 1917; taken on strength of 23rd Bn, 9 July 1917.

On leave to England, 6 March 1918; rejoined unit, 28 March 1918.

Admitted to No 57 Field Ambulance, 3 April 1918 (gonorrhoea) transferred to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 3 April 1918; to No 38 Ambulance Train, 6 April 1918; to No 39 General Hospital, Le Havre, 9 April 1918; discharged, 6 June 1918, and marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, the same day.

Proceeded to unit, 12 June 1918; rejoined 23rd Bn, 13 June 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FYNNEY Rupert Snowden

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