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John William RODGER

Regimental number2742
Place of birthPort Pirie South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Enlistment date4 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 14 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 23 June 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At MORLANCOURT on night 28/29th July 1918 he displayed conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. This soldier was a volunteer Stretcher Bearer from Headquarters Details and worked throughout our attack and capture of enemy system, constantly under heavy shell and Machine Gun fire. Without rest and under great difficulties he laboured on until all the wounded had been brought in. He showed a total disregard of danger and continued his duties of carrying in wounded during the following day. He displayed courage and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 36
Date: 14 March 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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