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Rutherford Barker CLARE

Regimental number3470
Place of birthKapunda, South Australia
SchoolUnley State School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBaker
Address15 Park Street, Unley, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emma Catherine Clare, 15 Park Street, Unley, South Australia
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 12 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 8 April 1917
Place of death or woundingLouverval Wood, France
Age at death19.7
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialM Communal Cemetery (Plot V, Row B, grave No. 12), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
58
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William Rutherford and Emma Catherine CLARE, 15 Park Street, Unley, South Australia
Family/military connectionsCousin: received the Meritorious Service Medal and 3 stripes.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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