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John Herbert RUDLER

Regimental number1774
Date of birth15 August 1896
Place of birthWolverhampton, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationHospital orderly
Address371 Lord Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Height5' 9"
Weight176 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jane Chester, 371 Lord Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Cadets; 2 years in C Company, 88th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date11 June 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 23 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Western Australia Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date18 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 7 November 1915. Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 10 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force,16 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 24 March 1916.

Found guilty, 25 May 1916, of being in Armentières without leave, 21 May 1916: awarded 1day’s Field Punishment No 2.

Wounded in action, 3-6 November 1916;admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 5 November 1916 (gun shot wound, forehead); transferred to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 6 November 1916; to England, 8 November 1916, and admitted to Military Hospital, Frensham,9 November 1916; transferred to Military Hospital, Rowledge, 17 November 1916; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 5 April 1917; discharged on furlough, 28 May 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 12 June 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT ‘Nestor’, 22 July 1917; discharged, Perth, 18 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 September 1947
Age at death51
Place of burialBoyanup Cemetery, Western Australia

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