William Rodger

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: S/44760
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 18
  • Date of Death: 01.10.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Forenville Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: C.8.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 13 Park Lane, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Emily Rodger, 13 Park Lane, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Rodger, 13 Park Lane, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Mary & 2 Brothers

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Rodger

William Rodger   S/44760   Gordon Highlanders

Appreciated for Action and Example

“Fine soldier, good man, loyal comrade, and fast friend,” was the tribute paid to Pte. W. Rodger, Gordon Highlanders by a chaplain to the forces.  Pte. Roger, whose parents reside at 13 Park Lane, was killed in action in the course of an advance on 1st October.  Deceased was 18 years of age, and joined up on 13th March.  He was the youngest of three brothers serving, and the two survivors have both been wounded in the course of the campaign in France.  The chaplain adds :–“I should like you to know how well your son served in the battalion, and how much we appreciated his services.  He was active and efficient, trustworthy, and brave, and his officers and fellow comrades esteemed and appreciated him, both for what he did and for what he was.”

Dundee Courier 25th October 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.

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