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Harry Ernest ROGERS

Regimental number2844
Place of birthFootscray, Victoria
SchoolState School No 253, Victoria
AddressChirnside Street, Werribee, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7"
Weight157 lbs
Next of kinFather, A Rogers, Chirnside Street, Werribee, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 17), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Anthony and Eliza ROGERS, Empress Avenue, West Footscray, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 22442 Driver Anthony ROGERS, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 20 October 1917; Step-brother: 2763 Pte Leslie Joseph ROGERS [true name COLLINS], 23rd Bn, killed in action, 4 August 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 6th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 58th Bn, 17 February 1916.

Transferred to 15th Brigade Machine Gun Company, Tel el Kebir, 8 March 1916.

Transfererd to 58th Bn, 10 March 1916.

Transferred to and taken on strength of 59th Bn, Ferry Post, 19 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on Form B103: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land approx 5J90 43 to 5K02.5.1 Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

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

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