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Rupert DUGGAN

Regimental number4530
Place of birthNagambie, Victoria
SchoolNagambie State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressNagambie, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, John Duggan, Nagambie, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Junior and Senior Cadets and Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date27 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 11 March 1918

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe was awarded Military Medal for rescuing wounded under heavy fire and gallantry in field.
FateKilled in Action 17 July 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 8), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
131
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Agnes DUGGAN, Nagambie, Victoria
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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