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Rupert Eric BARRIE

Regimental number2446
Other NamesRupert
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Robert Barrie, 35 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, England
Enlistment date6 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Work near Proyart on 8-9 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 11 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)see also page 1819

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He kept well ahead in the advance and rushed machine gun posts and snipers, causing them to surrender. Later in the day when the battalion runners had become casualties he acted as runner and got valuable information through to battalion headquarters. He work untiringly with great determination and initiative'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

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