Roger (Rowdger) Nicholson HALL
Year of Birth: 1896
Place of Birth: Rockhampton, Queensland
Date of Enlistment: 8 March 1917
Date and Place of Embarkation: 11 May 1917, Melbourne, Victoria
Ship: HMAT Shropshire A9
Unit(s): 42nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Regimental Number: 2270
Died: 28 May 1918
Private Roger Hall – photo courtesy Australian War Memorial
Rodger (Rowdgers) Nicholson Hall was born 1896 to Thomas Raynes Hall and Georgina Ethel Mant Miller and had 2 siblings, Lindsay Gordon born 1894 and Muriel Lucy Ida 1910.
His brother Lindsay Gordon also served in France and returned home safely on the 10 June 1919.
On his enlistment he was residing on the Esplanade, Cairns, 21 years of age, occupation was Bank Accountant, his next of kin, his father Thomas Raynes Hall, Esplanade, Cairns. He was 5 feet 7 inches, weighed 140 pounds with fresh complexion, blue eyes and dark hair. His religion was Church of England. He also stated that he had spent 4 years in the Junior Cadets and 3 years in the Citizen Forces.
Rodger Nicholson Hall was killed in action in France on the 28 May 1918, buried in Le Blangey Military Cemetery, re-interred in the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
HMAT Shropshire A9 – photo courtesy Australian War Memorial
NAA B2455 details of his death and burial
Northern Herald (Cairns) 13 June 1918 p6
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