William Richard (Dick) ROGERS DCM, MM+Bar


ROGERS, William Richard

Service Number: 2699
Enlisted: 21 June 1915, Perth, Western Australia
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brighton, Victoria, 10 June 1888
Home Town: Subiaco, Nedlands, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Sleeper cutter
Died: Killed in Action , France, 8 August 1918, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

21 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2699, Perth, Western Australia
2 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2699, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2699, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Fremantle
17 Jul 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 16th Infantry Battalion, "Peaceful Penetration - Low-Cost, High-Gain Tactics on the Western Front"
Date unknown: Involvement 16th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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"Mrs. Rogers, of 365 Roberts-road, Subiaco, has received word that her husband, 2nd Lieut. W. R. Rogers, of the 16th Battalion, was killed in action on August 8."- from the Perth Daily News 20 Aug 1918 (nla.gov.au)

"ROGERS.- Killed in action, France, August 8, 1918 2nd Lieutenant W. R. Rogers, dearly loved husband of Alice Rogers, 365 Roberts- road, Subiaco. After three years' service.

ROGERS.- Killed in action, on August 8, 2nd Lieutenant. W. R. Rogers (Dick), only son of the late Mrs. A. Rogers; loving brother of Mesdames Woodgate, Bettles, and Ashby, Misses Jean, Clara, and Amy Rogers." - from the Perth Western Mail 23 Aug 1918 (nla.gov.au)