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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Ruffler, John (5679)

Place of Birth: Lancashire, England

Age: 40 years 4 months

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 29 January 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 5679            view online service record


Next of Kin:
Mary Ruffler (wife)
38 Nelson Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 25 September 1916
Ship: HMAT Shropshire A9
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion – 15th Reinforcements

RTA: Sunday, 22 July 1917
Discharged: Thursday, 25 October 1917

John Carse, James McKissock, Sydney Holmes and John Ruffler were given a send-off at the Baptist Church on Saturday 1 July 1916.

1916 ‘BAPTIST CHURCH.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 8 July, p. 2. , viewed 28 Jun 2016,

Pte J McKissock wrote to the Editor of the Standard from France on 9 April 1917 saying that the newspaper was enjoyed by all the Port Melbourne boys at the front.  He enclosed the issue of 6 January 1917 signed by the soldiers from Port who had read it.  J Ruffler was one of those men.

1917 ‘”STANDARD” IN THE TRENCHES.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 30 June, p. 1. , viewed 22 Aug 2019,

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