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Edgar John RULE

Regimental number2636
Date of birth--/01/1886
OccupationRailway foreman
AddressCobar, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinSister, Miss C Rule c/o A Kendall, Parksborough, Parkes, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Makarini on 15 September 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF14
Promotion date: 20 April 1917


Unit: INF14
Promotion date: 31 December 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919

Military Medal

'Night 27th/28th August, 1916 at MOUQUET FARM. For leading bombing squads which successfully entered enemy strong point 54, and pushed forward into strongly held communication trenches, holding same, and inflicting heavy casualties on a large body of the enemy troops, and thus covering our consolidating party. These two N.C.O.s [RULE and 619 John James MYERS] threw bombs untiringly, and it is due to their personal heroism that the enemy were held back for some time, thus giving us time to prepare for their counter attack. They stood to their posts under heavy shell fire with undaunted courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Military Cross

'For fine courage and dash near Ascension Wood, on 18th September 1918. He displayed good leadership in manoeuvring his platoon across absolutely open ground under heavy fire, and was the first man into the enemy line, when he with a small party established a block until the remainder of the company got in. Assuming command, he attacked along the trench capturing fifteen machine guns and killing a large number of the enemy, and winning some 800 yards of enemy line.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 25 March 1920

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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