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James Ashley RODDA

Regimental number4584
Place of birthWellington, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address118 Alice Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5.75"
Weight121 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Rodda, 118 Alice Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in O[fficer] T[raining] Regiment.
Enlistment date4 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 11), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
159
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Kelso, Bathurst, New South Wales. Son of Mrs A. RODDA, 11 Alice Street, Newtown, Sydney
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 16 February 1916.

Found guilty, 8 March 1916, of being on 7 March 1916, (1) absent without leave, (2) drunkenness: fined £1.0.0.

Disembarked Egypt, 22 March 1916.

Joined 54th Bn, Ferry Post, 1 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19/20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RODDA James Ashley

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