John Ducat Rodger

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: November 1916
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/43012
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 19.07.1918
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 7

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Arbroath
  • Address: 45 Watsons Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation: Don Brothers, Buist & Co Ltd, Ward Mills, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mary Rodger, 45 Derby St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Daniel Rodger

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John Ducat Rodger

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial.

John Rodger   S/43012   Black Watch

Highlander Killed.

Pte. John Rodger, Black Watch, son of Mrs Rodger, 45 Watson’s Lane, who was formerly reported wounded and missing, is now reported to have been killed in Action on 19th July.  Pte. Rodger enlisted in November, 1916, and on 23d August of the following year he was wounded.  He returned to France in April last.  Prior to joining up he was employed with Don Brothers, Buist, & Co., Limited, Ward Mills.

Dundee Courier 16th October 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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