Rupert Frederick Arding DOWNES MC

DOWNES, Rupert Frederick Arding

Service Number: 21214
Enlisted: 30 September 1915, Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Camden, New South Wales, 23 January 1886
Home Town: Camden, Camden, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: Natural causes, Camden, New South Wales, 24 December 1954, aged 68 years
Cemetery: Cobbitty Anglican Church Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

30 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 21214, Liverpool, New South Wales
3 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 29th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
3 Nov 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Sydney
28 May 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 29th Infantry Battalion
28 Jul 1918: Honoured Military Cross, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 29th Infantry Battalion, Amiens

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