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Rupert M DOWNES

ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSurgeon
Address282 Punt Road, South Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs Downes, 282 Punt Road, South Yarra, Victoria
Enlistment date7 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant-Colonel
Unit name3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/41/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A51 Chilka on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, No. 30474 (14 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31138 (22 January 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 3138 (5 June 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113 (6 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Medals

CMG


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other detailsMedals: CMG, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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