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John David ROGERS

Regimental number133
Date of birth20 April 1895
AddressParsonage, Wonthaggi, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, J Rogers, Parsonage, Wonthaggi, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF6
Promotion date: 4 August 1915


Unit: INF6
Promotion date: 13 December 1915

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 October 1918

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and determination during a raid on the enemy's trenches. He guided the attack, arranged for passing the wire and cleared the track for the withdrawal. Some formidable wire was found in a depression in the ground but he skilfully prepared a sufficient gap in it. His coolness conduced much to the success of the raid.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 176
Date: 30 November 1916

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 91
Date: 23 July 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, Croix de Guerre, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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