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William James RODAN

Regimental number22288
Place of birthSt Arnaud, Victoria
True NameRODAN, James William
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngineer
Address1 Frederick Street, Hawthorn, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.5
Height5' 6.5"
Weight125 lbs
Next of kinFather, D Rodan, 1 Frederick Street, Hawthorn, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of hernia)
Enlistment date23 June 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameEngineering Field Companies, General Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 21 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 22 November 1919
Discharge date1 February 1920
Other details

War service: England, France (post-Armistice)

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Aeneas', 22 November 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 9 January 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 1 February 1920.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RODAN William James

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