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Rupert Frederick JANE

Regimental number5890
Place of birthDeniliquin New South Wales
AddressDeniliquin, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Hannah Ross, Deniliquin, New South Wales
Enlistment date16 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Herleville on 18 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 28 August 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'During the attack near HERLEVILLE East of AMIENS on 18th August, 1918, this man was a Company Signaller and closely followed the attacking waves laying a wire. While doing this he came under very heavy fire and had his steel helmet pierced by a bullet inflicting a slight wound in his head and partially stunning him. In spite of this he pushed on to the objective established communication and kept his lines in order all day. Although suffering much from the effects of his wound he remained at his post until relieved 18 hours later showing devotion to duty and determination of a very high order. It was largely due to the efforts of this soldier that important information of events on this flank were able to be transmitted.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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