RULE, Cyril Rainsford
(Service number 8/1326)

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Date 11 May 1890 Place of Birth Napier

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Benmore Station
Occupation Shepherd
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Alexander RULE (father), Timaru
Religion Methodist
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 3rd rReinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Infantry Battalion
Date 14 February 1915
Transport Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

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No information

Prisoner of War Information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date *1972 Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Cyril Rainsford Rule was the son of Alexander Pettigrew and Jane Jenkins (née Clarke) Rule. He attended Timaru Main School. Cyril returned to Timaru, New Zealand per the "Athenic" in March 1919, just two months after his father died. His brother Percy Watts Rule, also enlisted. Cyril married Lily Sutton in 1928.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [16 March 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [16 March 2019]; Timaru Herald, 22 March 1919 (Papers Past) [05 April 2015]

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