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Rodger SCANLON

Regimental number528
Place of birthAllendale Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressWoomelang PO, Woomelang, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMrs J Scanlon, Hertford Street, Sebastopol, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollComissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When a runner from a battalion headquarters was wounded as he was approaching company headquarters, this warrant officer went to his assistance under a very heavy fire of snipers and machine guns, and carried him to a place of safety, thereby securing delivery of an important message. On the next day when an officer was wounded and the stretcher bearers who attempted to approach him were obliged to desist, the stretcher being knocked to pieces by the heavy fire of the enemy, this warrant officer went out and reached the officer, dressed his wounds, and carried him 50 yards to a place of shelter. The example of this fine act of self sacrificing courage had a most marked effect on his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death21/10/1075
Age at death83
Place of burialBallarat (New) Cemetery, Victoria

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