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Rhuben Pearce PENNA

Regimental number1540
Date of birth--/10/1888
OccupationMounted police
AddressCampbell Creek via Castlemaine, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Samuel Penna, Campbell Creek via Castlemaine, Victoria
Enlistment date7 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A27 Southern on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Provost Corps

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF12
Promotion date: 1 January 1916


Unit: INF22
Promotion date: 12 October 1916


Unit: Provost Corps
Promotion date: 7 November 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 29354 (5 November 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No.12 (27 January 1916).

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateDischarged 3 January 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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