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Rubin CONGDON

Regimental number1527
Place of birthSouth Australia
SchoolPublic School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationLabourer
Address28 Tarragowen Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Edward Congdon, 28 Tarragowen Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Enlistment date7 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBroodseinde, Passchendaele, Belgium
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialAeroplane Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 13), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
43
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Sophia Grace CONGDON. Native of Victoria
Family/military connectionsHis brother R C Congdon killed 12/10/1917 and his cousin R Kinsman killed 14/10/1917

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