Errol Edward RODDA

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RODDA, Errol Edward

Service Number: 4581
Enlisted: 26 June 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Maldon, Mount Alexander - Victoria, Australia, 27 May 1889
Home Town: Maldon, Mount Alexander, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne University
Occupation: Teacher, Ballarat High School
Died: Killed In Action, Pozieres, France, 18 August 1916, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont
Plot V111, Row D, Grave 23
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Portland WW1 Honour Roll, Portland War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

26 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4581, Melbourne, Victoria
17 Jan 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant
1 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 8th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
1 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Melbourne
18 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 8th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Errol Edward RODDA was born on 27th May, 1889 in Maldon, Victoria

His parents were Samuel RODDA and Annie UPTON

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His brother Frederick Joseph RODDA (SN 4582) also served in WW1 and returned to Australia in 1916