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Rupert Robert JOSEPHSON

Regimental number2877
Place of birthWaverton, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolKogarah Public School, New South Wales
AddressFrederick Street, Rockdale, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, E J Josephson, Frederick Street, Rockdale, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as a Lieutenant in the 38A Senior Cadets. Also a Scout Master St George District.
Enlistment date29 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMortally wounded whilst attempting to regain Communication with his battery from O.P. Recommended by his O.C. for decoration.
FateDied of wounds 7 October 1918
Place of death or woundingSomme, France
Age at death21.11
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot VI, Row C, Grave No. 18), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edgar james and Marian Pauline JOSEPHSON, Railway Crescent, Banksia, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsWounded in Company with Gunner Knight (Watsons Bay). Gunner Knight died almost immediately and was buried beside Gunner Josephson.

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