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Harry Forster (Pat) Rutledge (1891–1917)

Lieutenant. Harry Forster Rutledge who was killed in action at Ypres on October 9 was the second son of the late Mr. W. Forster Rutledge, of Gidleigh, Bungendore, and a grandson of the late Mr. Thomas Rutledge of Carwoola, Queanbeyan, one of the pioneers of the district. Twelve members of the Rutledge family have enlisted for active service, and three have died. Lieut. Rutledge joined the Field Artillery Brigade as a gunner in January, 1916, having been prevented from enlisting earlier by a gun bursting and injuring his left hand. Shortly after reaching England he was recommended by the Divisional General for, and soon obtained, a commission. He was educated first at the King's College, Goulburn, and then at King's School, Parramatta, where he was head of the technical part for boys on the land. He was a good athlete, and obtained colours for shooting, cricket, and football.

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Life Summary [details]


11 March, 1891


9 October, 1917 (aged 26)
Ypres, Belgium

Cause of Death

killed in action

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

Military Service