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Rupert James WHITE

Regimental number3496
Place of birthJerilderie New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationGrocer
AddressJerilderie, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Jas White, Jerilderie Street, Jerilderie, New South Wales
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 13 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack near DERNANCOURT RIDGE South West of ALBERT on 5th April, 1918. When his Officer was killed and al other N.CO's were out of action he took charge of the platoon, rallied the men and led them to the attack. Although wounded in the shoulder he carried on and consolidated his platoon position. At nightfall he, in company with L/Corporal RITCHIE went forward and located the position of the enemy so successfully and brought back such information as enabled his Company Commander to make his defensive position secure where it might have been dangerously weak.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

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