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John Stanley ROGERS

Regimental number4080
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressWoolamai, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Rogers, Woolamai, Victoria
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT RMS Orontes on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack on POLYGON WOOD, east of HOOGE, on 20/21st September, 1917, Pte. ROGERS was a stretcher bearer and although separated from the other bearers, did splendid work in tending wounded when under the enemy barrage. From the time of our advance and up to the time of relief this bearer worked continuously. Also when reliefs were being effected, he was of great assistance to the relieving Battalions, both as guide to their positions and in organising parties to remove their wounded. This latter work was carried out under heavy enemy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Miscellaneous detailsFull name: John Joseph Stanley ROGERS

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