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Walter Martin ROGERS

Regimental number3467
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBlacksmith
AddressMooroopna, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs A C Rogers, Northgate Street, Mooroopna, Victoria
Enlistment date13 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Awarded the Military Medal.
Medals

Military Medal

'Near STRAZEELE Railway Station East of HAZEBROUCK of 12/13 June 1918 during the successful attack on enemy positions Private ROGERS displayed great courage and ability in the attack. By his determination and initiative in the use of his Lewis Gun he successfully wiped out the garrison of the enemy posted in a copse, who were in a position to successfully hold up the advance. Later in the fight Private ROGERS pushed forward into enemy posts regardless of danger to himself, seized and brought in two enemy Machine Guns. The good work of this soldier was of the greatest value to his attacking platoon, and materially helped in its success.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Date of death18 January 1953
Age at death58
Place of burialCarlton Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria

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