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William David Rodger was born in Alfredton, VIC and was a Farmer by trade when he enlisted in the 6th Field Ambulance, Section A on 25 March 1915 at the age of 21. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 4 June 1915 and reached Gallipoli on August 30th. He served there until the general evacuation took him to Egypt before he moved to France in March 1916. In December he was hospitalised with influenza but otherwise came through the war without significant injury or illness. He returned to Australia as a senior member of the nursing staff on the Kildonan Castle, reaching Melbourne on May 7th 1919.
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