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Richard John RUSK

Regimental number2220
Place of birthNewtown Victoria
AddressCoal Creek Line, Korumburra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs. E. Rusk, 55 Dwyer Street, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Enlistment date11 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 6 August 1915
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialShrapnel Valley Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No. 17), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Emma RUSK, 54 Dwyer Street, Clifton Hill, Victoria. Native of Korumburra, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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