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Harold RUST

Regimental number5309
Place of birthNewcastle, New South Wales
ReligionBaptist
OccupationCarpenter
AddressAirlie Avenue, Prospect, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Adelaide Rust, Airlie Avenue, Prospect, South Australia
Previous military serviceNew Zealand Cadets
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollMechanical Transport Company
FateDied of disease 19 November 1918
Place of burialBusigny Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VIII, Row C, Grave No. 20), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
181
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Salvation Army Roll of Honour, Gawler, South Australia.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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