Rudley Ernest DUTHIE

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DUTHIE, Rudley Ernest

Service Number: 1913
Enlisted: 1 January 1915, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Glanville, South Australia, 21 June 1895
Home Town: Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Moonta State School
Occupation: Lighthouse Keeper
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 10 August 1915, aged 20 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

1 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1913, Oaklands, South Australia
20 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1913, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1913, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Adelaide
17 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1913, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
10 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1913, 16th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE R. E. DUTHIE.

Private R. E. Duthie, of 5th reinforcements, 16th Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces, was killed in action on August 10, on Gallipoli. He was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs. G. G. Duthie. His father is headkeeper of the Cape Northumberland Lighthouse, having been under the Marine Board of South Australia since 1878. Private Duthie was reared in the lighthouse service, and prior to his enlistment he worked a few months on the Central Ferry, Port Adelaide, and a short time at Brenda Park, Morgan. He was 20 years of age." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 16 Oct 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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