Rupert Charles BETHUNE

BETHUNE, Rupert Charles

Service Number: 3672
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: East Prahran, Victoria, Australia, 12 March 1889
Home Town: Cranbourne, Casey, Victoria
Schooling: Prahran State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 19 July 1916, aged 27 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, V.C. Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, 3672, 21st Infantry Battalion
29 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, 3672, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 27 and the son of Annie Margaret Meade (formerly Bethune), of "Tongala," Lyndhurst, Victoria, Australia, and the late Alexander Bethune.