Thomas Richard (Dick) RUTLEDGE


RUTLEDGE, Thomas Richard

Service Number: 1345
Enlisted: 3 May 1915, Yamburgan, Qld.
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 5th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Warren, NSW, 1896
Home Town: Dirranbandi, Balonne Shire, Queensland
Schooling: Toowoomba Grammar School
Occupation: Grazier
Died: Killed in Service, Palestine, 19 April 1918
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Charleville War Memorial, Jerusalem Memorial, St George Hospital Memorial Pavillion, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 Honour Board, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 In Memoriam Honour Board, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba St James' M2, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

3 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1345, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Yamburgan, Qld.
5 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1345, 5th Light Horse Regiment
5 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1345, 5th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Warilda, Brisbane
19 Apr 1918: Involvement Trooper, SN 1345, 5th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Francis Henry RUTLEDGE, of Yamburgan, Dirranbandi, Qld.

Confirmation has been received that Trooper Thomas Richard (Dick) Rutledge, son of Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Rutledge, of Yamburgan Station, had been killed in action in Palestine on April 19.  The late Trooper Rutledge, who was only 23 years of age, had been at the front for some time.  He was attached to the Fifth LIght Horse.  Two other brothers, Laurie and Brian Rutledge are also with the Light Horse, while the only other son, Mr. Stephen Rutledge is supervising work on his father's station.