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Randall Lance RHODES

Regimental number148
Date of birth3 August 1893
Place of birthKent Town, South Australia
SchoolPrince Alfred College, Adelaide, South Australia
OccupationBank clerk
AddressEdwin Terrace, Gilberton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Edwin Henry Rhodes, Edwin Terrace, Gilberton, South Australia
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A11 Ascanius on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 50th Bn
Promotion date: 17 March 1916


Unit: 50th Bn
Promotion date: 10 July 1916

FateReturned to Australia 24 April 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. Though buried four times by high explosive shells, he continued to lead his men until he was badly wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Discharge date6 December 1918
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded at Gallipoli, 25 April 1915; invalided to Luna Park Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt; recovered, returned to duty. Wounded, 2nd occasion, Mouquet Farm, France, 14 August 1916; invalided to 3rd Southern General Hospital, Oxford, England; recovered, returned to duty. Wounded, 3rd occasion, Villers-Bretonneux, France, 24 April 1918; invalided to No 2 Red Cross Hospital, Rouen, France.

Commenced return to Australia, 25 October 1918. Discharged, December 1918, as medically unfit.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death15 June 1959

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