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Harold Hugh Samuel RODGERS

Regimental number16
Place of birthAuckland New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWindsor Street, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinSister, Mrs Sarah Johnson, Windsor Street, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
Enlistment date2 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Themistocles on 19 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCompany Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAIF Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'This Warrant Officer is the Brigade Quartermaster Sergeant and has acted in that capacity since the Brigade left Australia. he has always been most reliable and hardworking and has always given every satisfaction in carrying out his various duties. he has worked continuously with the Brigade and has been in every operation in which the Brigade has taken part. On many occasions his work has entailed personal risk and has been of a strenuous and difficult nature, but at all times he has worked extremely well and has displayed great ability and untiring energy in thoroughly carrying out any task allotted to him. During recent operations he has acted most efficiently and with unsparing effort, and, though at times his work has had to done under trying circumstances, it has always been of a very high standard.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Meritorious Service Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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