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The monument, erected by his comrades in the First Division Signal Corps, commemorates Sergeant Rabbitt who was killed at the Battle of Bullecourt in 1917 during World War One.
Mrs. D. Rabbitt, of Lucindale, has received a cablegram from her son, Pte. William Rabbitt, of the Postal Corps, London, notifying her that her youngest son Sgt. Michael Rabbitt, 22 years, was killed in action in France on May 10. He enlisted as a sapper in August 1914, in the 1st Divisional Signal Company, and left Melbourne with the 1st Contingent in October of that year. He was at the Gallipoli landing with the famous 10th Battalion, and remained with the Anzacs until the evacuation. He was subsequently transferred to France, and from the date of enlistment until the time of his death his services were continuous.
Prior to enlistment he was an officer of the Postal Department, having served four years in the Mount Gambier office, whence he was transferred to Thebarton, from which station he joined the forces.
The Register (Adelaide), 1 June 1917.
|Address:||Centenary Avenue, Lucindale, 5272|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -36.971594|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||10-May-1917|
|Actual Event End Date:||10-May-1917|
This stone was erected to the honoured memory of Sgt M. Rabbitt.
Killed in action in the Battle of Bullecourt France 10-5-1917.
By his comrades of the 1st Div. Sig. Coy as a mark of the deepest respect and high esteem in which our late comrade was held by all ranks.
He played the game with ambitions set on high and better things.
His life was short but longest lefe is but a span.
Yet here in this space we learned to love a comrade true ;
And such a life no ill-will bore toward a fellow man.
"For greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends"