Reuben Charles ROSE MM


ROSE, Reuben Charles

Service Number: 560
Enlisted: 25 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Moonta, South Australia, 6 September 1895
Home Town: Moonta, Copper Coast, South Australia
Schooling: Moonta Mines School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 26 August 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, East Moonta Soldiers' Aid League Roll of Honour, Moonta Mines Male Voice Choir Roll of Honour, Moonta Mines Public School Roll of Honour WW1, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

25 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 560, Adelaide, South Australia
9 Jun 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 560, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
9 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 560, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Adelaide
26 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 560, 43rd Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

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Military Medal Awarded

"For bravery and devotion to duty. On the 8th August, 1918, during the operations east of HAMEL, his Section in attacking an enemy field gun was held up by machine gun fire. Lance Corporal ROSE rushed his Lewis gun to a flank and engaged the enemy machine gun at close range, completely silencing it and enabling his Section to capture the field gun. His bravery throughout the operation was an excellent example to the other members of his Section." Commonwealth Gazette No. 61 - 23 May 1919