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Rupert ELGAR

Regimental number4202
Place of birthEssendon, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address22 Lincoln Road, Essendon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Elgar, 22 Lincoln Road, Essendon, Victoria
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 29 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Trench Mortar Battery
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 6 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the period 16th/17th September, 1918, to 11th November, 1918. He is specially recommended as his work in and out of the line merits the highest commendation. He has frequently assumed responsibility when such was urgently required during the absence of his Battery Commander.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

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

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