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Ernest Carlyle ROGERS

Regimental number3774
Place of birthHenty, Victoria
SchoolHenty State School No 2020, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressHamilton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 10.75"
Weight139 lbs
Next of kinFather, P Rogers, Hamilton, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Senior Cadets; 2 years in the 72nd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date22 February 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 February 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 28 February 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Base Reception Camp
FateReturned to Australia 22 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Listed on Henty State School No 2020 Honour Roll, Victoria.
Discharge date25 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 28 February 1918; disembarked Liverpool, England, 20 April 1918, and marched in to 14th Training Bn, Codford.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 July 1918; taken on strength, 57th Bn, in the field, 24 July 1918.

Detached for duty to 15th Infantry Brigade Headquarters, 5 August 1918; rejoined Bn from detachment.

Wounded in action, 30 September 1918 (gun shot wound, thigh), and admitted to 8th Field Ambulance, and transferred to 50th Casualty Clearing Station; to Ambulance Train No 19, 1 October 1918, and admitted to 74th General Hospital, Trouville, 2 October 1918; transferred to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Havre, 14 October 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 15 February 1919; to 3rd Australian Reception Camp, Havre, 19 February 1919.

Marched out to England, 10 June 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses', 23 July 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 2 September 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 25 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROGERS Ernest Carlyle

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