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Rupert Clarence ACKLAND

Regimental number2806
Date of birth1897
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolFort Street Public School, Sydney, New South Wales, and Watchem State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressBirchip, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Frederick George Ackland, Birchip, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date11 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Mongolia on 8 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Squadron
FateDied of wounds 10 January 1917
Place of death or woundingRafa, Egypt
Date of death10 January 1917
Age at death19.9
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialKantara War Cemetery (Row E, Grave 139.), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
180
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick George and Mary Dorothy ACKLAND. Native of Ballarat, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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