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James Dartnell RUST

Regimental number1097
Place of birthWarrnambool Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationHarnessmaker
Address123 Wellington Street, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinWife, Mrs Kate Rust, 123 Wellington Street, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date15 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 16-18 November 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt James Dartwell Rust on NR
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialWarlencourt British Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
114
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Bob and Mary LAWSON RUST; husband of Kate RUST. Native of Warrnambool, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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