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ReligionChurch of England
AddressDunmore, Avoca Avenue, St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation46
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie C M Rankine, Dunmore, Avoca Avenue, St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date9 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name14th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal RollGeneral List
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: Refers 26-27 April 1915


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' second Suppelement, 5 August 1915; 'Commonwealth Gazette', 28 October 1915.
Recommendation date: 14 May 1915


Recommendation date: 4 February 1919; 25 July 1919

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Distinguished Service Order

'On the night of 26th-27th April, 1915, during operations in the neighbourhood of Gaba Tepe, for gallantly leading an assault resulting in the capture of a most important post, and subsequently for holding that position against repeated attacks for five days without relief.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No.
Date: 3 July 1915

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Returned from Gallipoli; re-embarked as Lieutenant Colonel, 39th Bn, Headquarters, on HMAT A11 'Ascanius', from Melbourne, 27 May 1916.

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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