George RODGERS

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RODGERS, George

Service Number: 459
Enlisted: 16 April 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 26th Infantry Battalion
Born: Murgon, Queensland, 1891
Home Town: Murgon, South Burnett, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 5 August 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Murgon Memorial Wall, Murgon RSL Honour Board, Murgon War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

16 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 459
24 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 459, 26th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 459, 26th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Brisbane
4 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 459, 26th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
5 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 459, 26th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Son of Henry Rodgers and Emma Martha West

"...459 Private George Rodgers, 26th Battalion, of Kingaroy, Qld. Son of Mr. H and Mrs E. Rodgers. A labourer prior to enlisting, he embarked from Brisbane aboard HMAT Ascanius (A11) on 24 May 1915. He was killed in action on 5 August 1916 at Sausage Gully near Pozieres, France, aged 25. He has no known grave and is remembered with honour on the Villers Bretonneux Memorial, France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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