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Robert RUTTER

Regimental number1751
Place of birthTerang Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressTerang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Jane Rutter, Keilambete East, Victoria
Enlistment date23 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name58th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/75/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during attack by 58th Battalion on PERONNE on 2nd September 1918. He worked all day under intense shell and machine gun fire. During this time he was employed in carrying wounded from the R.A.P. and when the first rush of wounded had been dealt with and the R.A.P. cleared he went forward through PERONNE which was being very heavily shelled and carried wounded from there to the R.A.P. He worked continually for 15 hours and was wounded just as the battalion was being relieved. His courage, cheerfulness under shell fire and devotion to duty have been constantly of the highest order and a splendid example to all around him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 October 1975
Age at death79
Place of burialTerang Cemetery, Victoria

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