Daniel John (Jack) RHODES MM

Badge Number: 90239

RHODES, Daniel John

Service Number: 3882
Enlisted: 10 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Yacka, South Australia, 29 November 1897
Home Town: Yacka, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Moulder
Died: War related illness, Port Pirie Hospital, South Australia, 16 November 1921, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Yacka Cemetery
Memorials: Yacka Public School Roll of Honour, Yacka WWI Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

10 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
2 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3882, 10th Infantry Battalion
2 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3882, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Malwa, Adelaide

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Raid on Celtic Wood 

One of the 19 unwounded men on the raid was 3382 Private Daniel John Rhodes a glazier from Yacka, South Australia was in the field with 12 Platoon C Company.

Daniel  had enlisted at 18 years of age and joined the 10th Battalion in Egypt in September 1916. 

Recommendation for Military Medal.

‘In the demonstration against the enemy position in CELTIC WOOD, east of YPRES on the morning of 9th October Pte. RHODES set a splendid example of courage and devotion to duty. When the demonstration was completed he bandaged and carried back two of his comrades under heavy enemy machine-gun and snipers.’[i]

Returned to Australia in April 1919 and died of Tuberculosis in 1921; he was 24 years of age.

[i] ibid, 3882 Pte Daniel John Rhodes viewed 25 August 2008.