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Albert Michael RULE

Regimental number5760
Place of birthColac, Victoria
SchoolMarist Brothers School, Bendigo, Victoria
Other trainingMusic student
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address30 Elizabeth Street, North Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Rule, 6 Smith Street, North Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialMericourt-L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row E, Grave No.11), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Margaret Rule, 56 O'Grady Street, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, RULE Albert Michael

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