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Marcus Henry RIPPER

Regimental number2237
Place of birthCalifornia Gully, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationEngine Driver
AddressButler Street, California Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5'8.75"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs. Lavina Ripper, Butler Street, California Gully, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceYes 3 years 3rd. Bat 8th Inf By5
Enlistment date3 May 1916
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal RollAnzac Provost Corps
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date30 March 1920
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT "Shropshire', 2 December 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 22 January 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 30 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Parents: William (d. 15 March 1905; bu. Eaglehawk Cemetery) and Lavinia (d. 22 December 1945; bu. Eaglehawk Cemetery) RIPPER
Date of death2 September 1928
Place of burialEaglehawk Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, RIPPER Marcus Henry

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