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Benjamin ROGERS

Regimental number1205
Date of birth12 March 1894
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
SchoolWilliamstown Public School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressArdrossan, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.25"
Weight123 lbs
Next of kinFather, James B. Rogers, Ardrossan, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date18 January 1915
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 24 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 1 June 1916
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 9), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
4
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Annie ROGERS. Native of Williamstown, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3303 Pte Charles Sydney ROGERS, 48th Bn, killed in action, 12 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROGERS Benjamin

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