Ronald Alister RANKIN

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RANKIN, Ronald Alister

Service Number: 3372
Enlisted: 16 February 1917
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Bendigo High School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Solicitor's clerk
Died: Illness, St Neots, Huntingdonshire, UK, 21 October 1918
Cemetery: St. Neots Cemetery
Row K, Grave No. 1288
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Feb 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3372, 37th Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1917: Involvement Sergeant, SN 3372, 37th Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1917: Embarked Sergeant, SN 3372, 37th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3372, 37th Infantry Battalion, The Battle of Amiens
25 Aug 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 3372, 37th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days", GSW to legs sustained during the advance at Chuignes, France. Evacuated to UK. Discharged from hospital 11 October 1918. Contracted pneumonia and influenza while convalescing at a private home in St Neots, UK and died there on 21 October 1918.

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