David Thomson ROGERS

Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank official
AddressUnion Bank, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 11.25"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Tessa Rogers, Suburban Road, South Perth, Western Australia
Previous military service37th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 8
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 2 November 1914
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

Date of death16 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialReininghelst New Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 7), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (brass plaque) in St George's Cathedral, Perth, Western Australia. Parents: David and Katherine ROGERS; husband of Tessa ROGERS, 8 A.G. Hospital, Fremantle, Western Australia

Distinguished Service Order

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

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, 4 April 1915.

Transferred to 1st Brigade, 10 October 1915.

Attached to Mobile Section, 1st Brigade Ammunition Column, Suez Road Camp, 25 December 1915.

Appointed to provisional command, 8th Battery, 24 February 1916.

Appointed Major, 12 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 23 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 March 1916.

Awarded Distinguished Service Order, 1 January 1917.

Attached to 1st Division Artillery Headquarters, 10 January 1917; rejoined unit, 9 February 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 16 September 1917 (shrapnel wound, compound fracture, skull and thigh, shattered arm); admitted to 6th London Field Ambulance; died of wounds, 16 September 1917.

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROGERS David Thomson