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Ivan Thomas Leslie Rodgers

Portrait, published in The Franklin Times, 17 June 1940, p 5. - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, published in The Franklin Times, 17 June 1940, p 5. - This image may be subject to copyrig …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ivan Thomas Leslie AWMM
  • Surname
    Rodgers AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    NZ1518 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Rodgers (father), Victoria Street, Pukekohe, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) AWMM
    DSM. The King having already been graciously pleased, after the first phase of the Battle, to give orders for the following in recognition of the gallant and successful action with the " Admiral Graf Spee " (to be dated the I3th of December, 1939): H.M.S. ACHILLES.: Distinguished Service Medal. London Gazette Issue 34796 published on the 20 February 1940. "Ian Thomas L. Rodgers, Ordinary Seaman; who, when early in the action several splinters struck the Gun Director Tower at once, killing three men and wounding two others inside the tower, was immediately ordered across, and proceeded to carry out essential duty coolly and skilfully for the rest of the engagement" AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr & Mrs G M Rodgers of Victoria Street, Pukekohe, Auckland.

    Ordinary Seaman I.T.L. Rodgers DSM was presented with his decoration by Govenor-General Lord Galway in Auckland on Saturday 15 June 1940 along with other officers and ratings from HMS Achilles. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
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  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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