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Douglas Wallace RUTHERFORD

Date of birth29 September 1890
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
Addressc/o Messrs. Walker, Reid and Co., Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Rutherford, 92 Fitzroy Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Enlistment date7 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A44 Vestalia on 19 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment


Unit: Permanent Supernumery List
Promotion date: 2 November 1916

FateReturned to Australia 15 November 1918
Discharge date1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: Private Gordon Andrew RUTHERFORD, No. 2286, 47th Battalion. Killed in action 11 April 1917 - France
Other details

Son of Andrew and Elizabeth Cathols (nee Cunningham) Rutherford

War Service: Middle East, Gallipoli. Transferred to 67th Flying Squadron - Middle East. Taken prisoner of war in Turkey. Remained there until five days before the Armistice, on 6 November 1918

Returned to Australian on 'Port Darwin' leaving from Suex and disembarking at Sydney on 26 December 1918

Married Alice Doris Avery on 15 July 1925
Date of death--/11/1975
Age at death85

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