William James RODGERS

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RODGERS, William James

Service Numbers: 2980, 2980A
Enlisted: 21 July 1915, Enoggera, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Muttaburra, Queensland, June 1893
Home Town: Barcaldine, Barcaldine, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 30 September 1918
Cemetery: Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Barcaldine War Memorial Clock Tower
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World War 1 Service

21 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2980, Enoggera, Queensland
14 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2980A, 31st Infantry Battalion
14 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2980A, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
25 Sep 1916: Wounded Private, SN 2980A, 31st Infantry Battalion, Slight
28 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2980A, 31st Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal
29 Sep 1918: Wounded Private, SN 2980A, 31st Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal, 2nd occasion - GSW (arm and forehead)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"William James Rodgers. Information was received on Tuesday that William James Rodgers, No. 2980, had died of wounds on 30th September. This was the second occasion Private Rodgers, who was 25 years of age, had been wounded. The Rev. J. W. A. Mackenzie broke the sad news to the young hero's relatives who reside at Barcaldine Downs." - from the Barcaldine Western Champion 19 Oct 1918 (nla.gov.au)

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