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Reginald Lee Rex RABETT

Date of birth23 May 1887
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressUnion Club, Bligh Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, P A Rabett, Union Club, Bligh Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service44th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Battery 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
Promotions

Major


Unit: 1st Field Artillery Brigade
Promotion date: 18 August 1914

Temporary LTCOL


Unit: 4th Division Artillery
Promotion date: 12 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, 5 August 1915; 'Commonwealth Gaztte', 28 October 1915.

Mention in Despatches


Awarded and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement, 28 December 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette, 18 April 1918.
Recommendation date: 9 August 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 15 February 1918
Medals

Commander of the Order of St Michael & St George


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 12
Date: 27 January 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Commander of the Order of St Michael & St George, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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