|Place of birth||Colac, Victoria|
|School||Marist Brothers School, Bendigo, Victoria|
|Other training||Music student|
|Address||30 Elizabeth Street, North Richmond, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||23|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs M Rule, 6 Smith Street, North Richmond, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||6th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/23/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||59th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||25|
|Place of burial||Mericourt-L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row E, Grave No.11), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Henry and Margaret Rule, 56 O'Grady Street, Clifton Hill, Victoria|
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 3 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 2 September 1916, and marched in to 2nd Training Bn, Perham Downs.
Proceeded overseas to France, 2 November 1916; marched in to 1st Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, 3 November 1916, and reverted to the ranks.
Reallotted to as Reinforcements to 59th Bn, 15 November 1916; taken on strength, 59th Bn, in the field, 22 November 1916.
Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 9 December 1916 (bronchitis); transferred to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 10 December 1916; to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 13 December 1916; to Ambulance Train No 17, 14 December 1916, and admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 15 December 1916; transferred to England, 22 December 1916, and admitted to University War Hospital, Southampton, 23 December 1916; transferred to 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 24 March 1917; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 19 April 1917.
Transferred to 67th Bn, Windmill Hill, 14 June 1917.
Reverted to permanent grade of Private as from 25 July 1917.
Admitted to 17th Field Ambulance, 25 July 1917 (pleurisy); transferred to Tidworth Military Hospital, 26 July 1917; discharged to duty, 17 August 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 17 October 1917; taken on strength, 59th Bn, in the field, 26 October 1917.
Detached to Australian Corps Headquarters, 2 June 1918 (guard duty); rejoined Bn from detachment, 16 June 1918.
Killed in action, 4 July 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, RULE Albert Michael|