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William RIPPS

Regimental number515
Place of birthNowra New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressEureka, Richmond River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs M A Ripps, Eureka, Richmond River, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 3, Reinforcement 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned 26 August 1918
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant 1 December 1918
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 4 MG Btn
Promotion date: 26 August 1918


Unit: 4 MG Btn
Promotion date: 1 December 1918

FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 516 Corporal Alexander RIPPS, 4th Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 18 July 1919; 2488 Pte John Charles RIPPS, 49th Bn, killed in action, 7 June 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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