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Regimental number1132
Date of birth9 November 1885
Address75 Palmerston Street, Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 5.25"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Rachel Ruschin, 75 Palmerston Street, Carlton, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 1 year in Garrison Artillery.
Enlistment date9 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 29 July 1915
Discharge date17 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

Re-enlisted for Home Service, 24 July 1917; discharged at own request, 1 October 1917.

Re-enlisted for Home Service, 10 October 1917; discharged at own request, 21 November 1917.

Enlisted in the Naval & Military Expeditionary Force, 6 May 1918 (Service Number 1389); discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 16 October 1919.
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as RUSCHINI. Wife's given name incorrectly recorded as Rachael.
SourcesNAA: B2455, RUSCHIN Leopold

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