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Leslie ROGERS

Regimental number257
Place of birthHobart Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressHobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Amy Rogers, 64 St George's Terrace, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date2 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On 12th October 1917, East of YPRES for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in action. This man worked continuously for forty eight hours, carrying messages through heavy barrages and over ground swept by Machine Gun fire. On one occasion, he worked his way forward for some hundreds of yards in order to get a message forward although he was sniped all the way by several enemy. When not carrying messages, he carried wounded, on one occasion going into enemy territory and bringing back wounded. His courage, endurance and devotion to duty were magnificent example to others.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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