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Victor Rupert GUBBY

Regimental number1861
Place of birthRichmond Victoria
Other NamesRupert Victor
ReligionChurch of England
AddressRutherglen, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, William H Gubby, Rutherglen, Victoria
Enlistment date22 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentSIG
Unit name29th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 8 April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Hebuterue from 28th March to 6th April 1918. this man rendered most, valuable service in maintaining communication under heavy enemy fire of all descriptions day and night, they continually patrolled the wires and mended the breaks under heavy shell fire in the village and exposed to enemy snipers and machine guns forward of the village. On no occasion did he fail in his task and it was largely due to his tireless energy and complete disregard for danger that the forward and lateral lines from Battalion Headquarters were so excellently maintained.'

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