John ROGERS

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ROGERS, John

Service Number: 2491
Enlisted: 7 May 1915, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Kaimes, Kirknewton, Midlothian, Scotland, 1881
Home Town: Collie, Collie, Western Australia
Schooling: East Calder Public School, Midlothian
Occupation: Coal Miner
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot II, Row I, Grave 27. Chaplain T.G. Robertson officiated
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2491, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
2 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2491, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
2 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2491, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 34 and the son of Henry Rogers of 199 Pumpherston, Mid Calder, Midlothian, Scotland.

He is honoured on the Mid Calder War Memorial located at the gates to local cemetery. Off Main Street at South end of Village. 

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal