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Rufus Gordon RIGNEY

Regimental number3872
Place of birthPoint Macleay South Australia
AddressPt McLeay, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Rachel Rigney, Pt McLeay, South Australia
Enlistment date9 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 21 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
FateDied whilst a Prisoner of War 16 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialHarlebeke New British Cemetery (Plot XI, Row D, Grave No. 7), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Mr. B. and Rachel RIGNEY, Point McLeay, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2042 Pte Cyril Spurgeon RIGNEY, 43rd Bn, killed in action, 3 July 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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