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Rupert Duffham BUSSELL

Regimental number3012
Place of birthQuirindi, New South Wales
SchoolGunnedah Superior Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressHenry Street, Gunnedah, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, G R Bussell, Henry Street, Gunnedah, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Age at death23.5
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialIngham (St. Bartholomew) Churchyard, Suffolk
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George Robert and lydia Margaret BUSSELL, Henry Street, Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia. Born at Quirindi, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousins (1st): 271 Pte Reginald Arthur BUSSELL, 2nd Bn, killed in action, Pozieres, France, 27 July 1916; 2236 Sydney Henry Albert BUSSELL, 18th Bn, killed in action nr Albert, France, 19 May 1918; 9050 Pte Stanley Derrick JARMAIN, 7th Field Ambulance, died of wounds, 5 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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