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William Reginald Rogers FFRENCH

Place of birthNelson, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStation overseer
Addressc/o Dalgety and Co., Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinMother, Mrs W Du Bonlay, Albermarle Avenue, Rose Bay, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 September 1914
Place of enlistmentRandwick, New South Wales
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name4th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'Good leadership and courage materially assisting in operations at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 6 October 1916


'Consistently good work as Commanding Officer of Machine Gun Company during period February-July and Divisional Machine Gun Officer from July-September 1917, showing devotion to duty and personal courage and skill.'
Recommendation date: 30 September 1917


Recommendation date: 6-9 August 1915

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateDischarged 1 November 1919

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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