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Alfred Thomas RODD

Regimental number20597
Place of birthBega New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Rodd, c/o S W Rodd, Jandowae, Queensland
Enlistment date27 April 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 May 1917
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameLight Motor Set Wireless Troop
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19 December 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Wireless Squadron, Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31728 (12 January 1920); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133 (1 April 1920).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during the attack on Suwara Atika on 14 August, 1919. Under very heavy fire, particularly directed towards his wireless mast, he personally kept open wireless communication without a break, and thus made possible the early arrival of aeroplanes which were largely instrumental in restoring the situation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 33
Date: 1 April 1920

Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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