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Rupert Leslie BRADSHAW

Regimental number4017
Place of birthHawthorn, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs E L Bradshaw, 31 Kooyongkoot Road, Hawthorn, Victoria
Enlistment date16 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 20 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Postal Corps
FateReturned to Australia 5 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Meritorious Service Medal

'For devotion to duty and continuous good work as Postal Supervisor to the Division for 14 months. This W.O. by his close attention to the postal affairs, at times under extremely adverse conditions, has contributed largely to the efficiency of the Postal Services of the Division. During the period 18th September to 31st September 1918, owing to te many moves of the division, his task has been very arduous but by diligent and constant work he has never been found wanting.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21 August 1969

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