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Charles RULE

Regimental number1814
Place of birthFourlanes, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBarman
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 6.75"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Rule, 88 Taylor's Road, Thebarton, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 August 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 October 1917
Discharge date27 December 1917
Family/military connectionsSon: 455 Pte Charles RULE, 10th Bn, killed in action, 15 April 1917.
Other details

Embarked Adelaide, 11 January 1916; disembarked Suez, 9 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 6 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 16 June 1916.

Classifed B1A (fit for Home Service) by Medical Board, Larkhill, 24 September 1916.

Reclassified C1, 8th Training Bn, 21 May 1917.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 13 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Port Lyttleton', 19 October 1917 (for discharge: overage and varicose veins); discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 27 December 1917.

War service: 2 years 124 days (of which 1 year 335 days were abroad)

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death7 December 1923
SourcesNAA: B2455, RULE Charles

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