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William John RUSTEN

Regimental number1655
Date of birth30 November 1883
Place of birthMudgee, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBoundary rider
AddressGulgong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinFather, William George Rusten, Tallewang Road, Gulgong, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919
Discharge date13 September 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 524 Pte Albert Patrick RUSTEN, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919; 1656 Gunner Joseph RUSTEN, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 20 May 1919; 1654 Pte John Wright RUSTEN, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, died of wounds, 10 July 1918.
Other details

War service: embarked from Sydney, 18 November 1915. With Artillery Details, Maadi, Egypt, 27 December 1915. Taken on strength, 25th Howitzer Brigade, 27 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916. Taken on strength, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, 9 July 1916.

On furlough, 10-26 January 1918. Transferred to Brigade Headquarters, 27 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board 'Durham', 22 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 22 July 1919; discharged, 13 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 December 1940
Age at death57
Place of burialGulgong Cemetery, New South Wales

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