RULE, Frank Jennings
(Service number 10/502)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Lance Sergeant|
|Date||1889||Place of Birth||Geelong, Australia|
|Date||15 August 1914||Age|
|Address at Enlistment||Hunterville, New Zealand|
|Previous Military Experience||Patea Rifles Disbanded|
|Next of Kin||Reverend F. Rule, 45 Richmond Terrace, Christchurch, New Zealand|
|Medical Information||Height 5 ft 8½ inches, Complexion Medium, Eyes Brown, Hair Brown,|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Wellington Infantry Battalion|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Limerick or Arawa|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Wellington Infantry Battalion|
|Service Medals||1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.Medals Plaque and Scroll sent to Mrs L M Rule 184 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch, 1922|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Admitted to 5th Indian Hospital Alexandia 14/5/15.Gunshot wounds to face.
|Date||26 May 1915||Age|
|Place of Death||Egypt to Gallipoli|
|Cause||Died of wounds|
|Notices||Papers Past Press 28th May 1915 Page 6 Dangerously Ill|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt|
|Memorial Reference||M 91.|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru|
Frank received two promotions while at the Dardanelles. On the 18 April 1915 he was promoted from Private to Corporal and on the 8 May 1915 to Lance Sergeant. On the 24th April he was placed on the dangerously ill list at Alexandria after receiving gunshot wounds to the face.
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