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

Rank:  Private

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


Online Resources

Queensland Birth Death & Marriage Index

Photograph of the: HMAT Shropshire A9, Australian War Memorial

Photograph of; Roger Nicholson Hall, Australian War Memorial

NAA: B2455, Hall 2270 R N, National Archives of Australia

The Northern Herald (Cairns) 13 June 1918 p5


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