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Rupert Edward FANNING

Date of birth15 November 1889
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Cooramin', Westbury Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, E Fanning, 'Cooramin', Westbury Street, St Kilda, Victoria
Enlistment date7 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentLT (Orderly Officer)
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Head-Quarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Artillery


Unit: 2nd Division artillery
Promotion date: 21 January 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross (Companion of the Distinguished Service Order awarded)

A skilful and reliable officer having shown resource and consistent gallantry, his work always being of high standard and carried out in all circumstances.
Recommendation date: 4 March 1917

Military Cross

As Officer Commanding 14th Battery has shown consistent gallantry and determination in effecting immediate registrations under heavy fire during the Somme operstions.
Recommendation date: "Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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