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Rupert Iggulden FURBER

Place of birthAlbury New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressMarrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs M R Furber, 'Nvarita', George Street, Marrickville, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMedical Officers
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 5 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Companion of the Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 12 June 1917

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 24 December 1918
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He had charge of an advanced dressing station for five days, during which it was under heavy shell fire most of the time. He displayed the greatest ability and devotion to duty in organizing the dressing and evacuation of a large number of the wounded, on several occasions helping to bring them in himself.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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