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Rudolph NITCHIE

Regimental number1376
Date of birth29 December 1888
Place of birthPort Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address18 Smythe Street, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 7.5"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinFather, L Nitchie, 18 Smythe Street, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date7 May 1918
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, Army Medical Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/112/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 13 June 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force
FateReturned to Australia 5 August 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Name does not appear on Nominal Roll
Discharge date26 November 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 235 Pte Harold Montague NITCHIE, 60th Bn, returned to Australia, 12 March 1918; 3402 Pte Harry Gordon NITCHIE, 1st Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 30 April 1919; 146 James Louis NITCHIE, 60th Bn, killed in action, Fromelles, France, 17 July 1916; 2426 Pte Leslie Hector NITCHIE, 23rd Bn, killed in action, 4 August 1916
Other details

When presenting himself for enlistment in the AN&MEF, he claimed to have served as Stoker for 12 months, Royal Australian Navy; Department of the Navy advised Town Hall Recruiting Depot, Melbourne, 8 May 1918, that 'He has never served in the Royal Australian Navy'.

Assistant Adjutant General, 3rd Military District, noted, 15 May 1918: 'This man has now produced his Naval Discharge and can be sworn in for the N.& M.E.F.'

War service: Rabaul.

Commenced return to Australia on board SS 'Melusia', 5 August 1919; disembarked Sydney, 16 August 1919; discharged, Melbourne, 26 November 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, NITCHIE Rudolph

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