The AIF Project


Regimental number1603
Place of birthForfar, Scotland
AddressCarnousted, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8"
Weight170 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Rattray, Carnousted, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 April 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis Parents: David and Margaret RATTRAY
Discharge date29 June 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 13 February 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 12 April 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 29 June 1917.

Cause of death: tuberculosis.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 May 1927 Myrtle Bank, South Australia
Age at death38
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 4 East, Grave 4), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, RATTRAY David

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.