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Robert Edwin RUTHERFORD

Regimental number1903
Place of birthNorthumberland England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationMiner
AddressByrnes Street, Bundamba, Ipswich, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kate Elizabeth Rutherford, Byrnes Street, Bundamba, Ipswich, Queensland
Previous military service2nd Field Company Army Engineers
Enlistment date4 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1903A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448, 11 July 1919; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124, 30 October 1919.
Recommendation date: 7 February 1919

FateReturned to Australia 10 May 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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