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Leslie James ROGERS

Regimental number1698
Place of birthKillarney, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationChemist
Addressc/o Mrs Anna Dwyer, Jondaryan, via Toowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Anna Dywer, Jondaryan, via Toowoomba, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 July 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 22 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Father: James J ROGERS, d. 31 December 1910, aged 42.
Discharge date21 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Brisbane, 22 September 1915; disembarked Albany, Western Australia (sick); re-embarked Fremantle on board HMAT 'Ulysses', 2 November 1915; attached to 6th Reinforcements, 28th Bn.

Transferred to 3rd Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 7 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 3 April 1916, and admitted to Lahore Indian Stationary Hospital (parotitis); transferred to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital; discharged to 1st Australian Base Depot, 15 April 1916; rejoined 3rd Field Ambulance, 29 June 1916.

Found guilty, 20 November 1916, of when on Active service, being absent without leave from 1900, 18 November, to 1015, 19 November 1916: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 8 days' pay.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 26 March 1917 (scabies), and transferred to Scabies Station; discharged to duty, 28 March 1917; rejoined unit same day.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 3 June 1917.

On leave to England, 10 July 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 28 July 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Division Rest Station, 8 August 1917 (trench fever); transferred to 53rd Casualty Clearing Station, 19 August 1917; to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 20 August 1917; to England, 24 August 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 25 August 1917; transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield; to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 25 September 1917 (urethitis); discharged, 31 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 6 January 1918; rejoined unit, in the field, 16 January 1918.

Promoted Temporary Corporal, 1 August 1918; Temporary Sergeant, 2 August 1918; Staff Sergeant, 3 August 1918.

On leave to Paris, 12 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 4 January 1919.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 26 January 1919; rejoined unit from hospital, 27 January 1919.

Embarked for England for return to Australia, 20 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Borda', 11 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 21 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 June 1923
Age at death30
Place of burialWarwick Cemetery, Queensland
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROGERS Leslie James

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