Donald Rueben STRATFORD

Regimental number711
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSleeper hewer
AddressPO, Millgrove, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs Evelyn A Stratford, Noone Street, Clifton Hill, Victoria
Enlistment date16 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNo 1 Mining Corps
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Tunnelling Company
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Rueben spelt Ruben

Meritorious Service Medal

'Throughout the operations of the 29th September, 1918, in the neighbourhood of BELLICOURT, he acted as a runner between forward road parties and the report centre, making a number of trips under heavy shell and machine gun fire. He showed great courage and determination when casualties were very heavy, and when it appeared impossible to get through the enemy barrage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 February 1956
Place of burialUpper Yarra Cemetery