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                                                                                            Hampshire  RODAWAY,S


 

 1-30 September 1918: the final offensive in Salonika, including the capture of the Roche Noir Salient (1-2 September), the passage of the Vardar river and pursuit to the Strumica valley

 

 The War Diary for the 10th Hampshire Battalion describes the attack as follows:

 

 Pactol Ravine 31st August 1918

 0800 All spare kit was dumped in large wooden huts in PACTOL ravine lately used as workshops for Battalion.

930 Battalion H.Q. and A, B, C and D Companies moved off from PACTOL ravine to Parallell II to get into position for the advance. Battalion got into position in Parallel II at midnight. A few hostile shells were put over here, but no damage resulted. Operation orders by Lt. Col. Taylor MC issued

 730 10th Hampshire Regiment together with 2nd Gloucester Regiment assaulted and captured the ROCHE NOIRE salient; the following is an account of the Battle:

 

 730 Companies ?jumped off? to attack punctually. The reserve Company (B Company) led off after D Company but for some unknown reason waited about 3½ minutes before jumping off, and then worked over slightly too much to the right, moving on pt. C115. When about half way across, the reserve Company came under enemy's barrage. Lt. SPARROW and several leaders were killed, and before Capt. LOWY could get his Company under control it became badly disorganised with the result that on the arrival of the C.O. at C113a touch with the reserve Company could not be obtained

 

 At 1758 his H.Q. arrived at advanced position at C113a. Situation then as follows:

 A Company on point of capturing LES 2 ROCHES, C Company ? LA ROCHE NOIRE, D Company in possession of LA TABLE except for pt. C112b without loss.

 

 t 1810 hrs A & C Companies advanced on final objectives and in places got in front of our 18 pounder barrage. This was unavoidable owing to the heavy shelling at the time, and the great difficulty in observing either our own barrage or the action of troops on either flank.

 

 At 2100 hours report received that DOS DE MULET had fallen into our hands. About 28 prisoners were captured by A Company in LES 2 ROCHES, and about 12 and the machine Gun by C Company in LA ROCHE NOIRE. Owing to the extreme intensity of the enemy shellfire it was found impossible to keep in touch either with Companies or with Brigade H.Q. by vision or phone. Runners had to be used, a very slow method owing to very broken ground and the continuously heavy fire. The artillery liaison officer managed to keep his phone working wonderfully well which was of exceeding great assistance throughout. As soon as it was dusk prisoners were evacuated and consolidation was begun. Owing to continuous heavy gun shellfire consolidation (especially carrying) was very slow, also owing to the unavoidable disorganisation through casualties the working parties took some time to arrange. Numerous flares and hostile searchlights also added to the difficulty of getting consolidation pushed on as quickly as possible.

 005 hours B Company collected and reorganised under Capt. LOWY, about 58 Other Ranks and 3 Lewis guns left. A Company then estimated at 59 Other Ranks and 6 Lewis guns, C Company 51 Other ranks and 3 Lewis guns, D Company 42 Other Ranks and 3 Lewis guns. C.O. accordingly issued fresh orders as to garrisoning captured position. Two Platoons of B Company with 2 Lewis guns were attached to A Company and A Company was ordered to occupy the positions as laid down in Preliminary Instructions reinforced by 3 Lewis guns from C Company.

 At 2030 hours the remainder of B Company under Capt. LOWY reinforced by 5 Battalion scouts proceeded via TR des ROCHES to reconnoitre TR du SILLANT.

Militarily the attack on the Roche Noire Salient was a success and, despite enemy counter-attacks, all of the objectives were achieved. However the Battalion casualties for the offensive were 47 killed and 132 wounded.
 

 

 
At 1810 hrs A & C Companies advanced on final objectives and in places got in front of our 18 pounder barrage. This was unavoidable owing to the heavy shelling at the time, and the great difficulty in observing either our own barrage or the action of troops on either flank.
 
1730 Companies ?jumped off? to attack punctually. The reserve Company (B Company) led off after D Company but for some unknown reason waited about 3½ minutes before jumping off, and then worked over slightly too much to the right, moving on pt. C115. When about half way across, the reserve Company came under enemy's barrage. Lt. SPARROW and several leaders were killed, and before Capt. LOWY could get his Company under control it became badly disorganised with the result that on the arrival of the C.O. at C113a touch with the reserve Company could not be obtained.

 

 

 
Ravine Sector 1st September
 
1930 Battalion H.Q. and A, B, C and D Companies moved off from PACTOL ravine to Parallell II to get into position for the advance. Battalion got into position in Parallel II at midnight. A few hostile shells were put over here, but no damage resulted. Operation orders by Lt. Col. Taylor MC issued
 
Ravine Sector 1st September
 
1730 10th Hampshire Regiment together with 2nd Gloucester Regiment assaulted and captured the ROCHE NOIRE salient; the following is an account of the Battle:
 
1730 Companies ?jumped off? to attack punctually. The reserve Company (B Company) led off after D Company but for some unknown reason waited about 3½ minutes before jumping off, and then worked over slightly too much to the right, moving on pt. C115. When about half way across, the reserve Company came under enemy's barrage. Lt. SPARROW and several leaders were killed, and before Capt. LOWY could get his Company under control it became badly disorganised with the result that on the arrival of the C.O. at C113a touch with the reserve Company could not be obtained.
 
At 1758 his H.Q. arrived at advanced position at C113a. Situation then as follows:
 
A Company on point of capturing LES 2 ROCHES, C Company ? LA ROCHE NOIRE, D Company in possession of LA TABLE except for pt. C112b without loss.
 
At 1810 hrs A & C Companies advanced on final objectives and in places got in front of our 18 pounder barrage. This was unavoidable owing to the heavy shelling at the time, and the great difficulty in observing either our own barrage or the action of troops on either flank.
 
At 2100 hours report received that DOS DE MULET had fallen into our hands. About 28 prisoners were captured by A Company in LES 2 ROCHES, and about 12 and the machine Gun by C Company in LA ROCHE NOIRE. Owing to the extreme intensity of the enemy shellfire it was found impossible to keep in touch either with Companies or with Brigade H.Q. by vision or phone. Runners had to be used, a very slow method owing to very broken ground and the continuously heavy fire. The artillery liaison officer managed to keep his phone working wonderfully well which was of exceeding great assistance throughout. As soon as it was dusk prisoners were evacuated and consolidation was begun. Owing to continuous heavy gun shellfire consolidation (especially carrying) was very slow, also owing to the unavoidable disorganisation through casualties the working parties took some time to arrange. Numerous flares and hostile searchlights also added to the difficulty of getting consolidation pushed on as quickly as possible.
 
2005 hours B Company collected and reorganised under Capt. LOWY, about 58 Other Ranks and 3 Lewis guns left. A Company then estimated at 59 Other Ranks and 6 Lewis guns, C Company 51 Other ranks and 3 Lewis guns, D Company 42 Other Ranks and 3 Lewis guns. C.O. accordingly issued fresh orders as to garrisoning captured position. Two Platoons of B Company with 2 Lewis guns were attached to A Company and A Company was ordered to occupy the positions as laid down in Preliminary Instructions reinforced by 3 Lewis guns from C Company.
 
At 2030 hours the remainder of B Company under Capt. LOWY reinforced by 5 Battalion scouts proceeded via TR des ROCHES to reconnoitre TR du SILLANT.
Militarily the attack on the Roche Noire Salient was a success and, despite enemy counter-attacks, all of the objectives were achieved. However the Battalion casualties for the offensive were 47 killed and 132 wounded.

Pactol Ravine 31st August 1918
 
0800 All spare kit was dumped in large wooden huts in PACTOL ravine lately used as workshops for Battalion.
 
1930 Battalion H.Q. and A, B, C and D Companies moved off from PACTOL ravine to Parallell II to get into position for the advance. Battalion got into position in Parallel II at midnight. A few hostile shells were put over here, but no damage resulted. Operation orders by Lt. Col. Taylor MC issued
 
Ravine Sector 1st September
 
1730 10th Hampshire Regiment together with 2nd Gloucester Regiment assaulted and captured the ROCHE NOIRE salient; the following is an account of the Battle:
 
1730 Companies ?jumped off? to attack punctually. The reserve Company (B Company) led off after D Company but for some unknown reason waited about 3½ minutes before jumping off, and then worked over slightly too much to the right, moving on pt. C115. When about half way across, the reserve Company came under enemy's barrage. Lt. SPARROW and several leaders were killed, and before Capt. LOWY could get his Company under control it became badly disorganised with the result that on the arrival of the C.O. at C113a touch with the reserve Company could not be obtained.
 
At 1758 his H.Q. arrived at advanced position at C113a. Situation then as follows:
 
A Company on point of capturing LES 2 ROCHES, C Company ? LA ROCHE NOIRE, D Company in possession of LA TABLE except for pt. C112b without loss.
 
At 1810 hrs A & C Companies advanced on final objectives and in places got in front of our 18 pounder barrage. This was unavoidable owing to the heavy shelling at the time, and the great difficulty in observing either our own barrage or the action of troops on either flank.
 
At 2100 hours report received that DOS DE MULET had fallen into our hands. About 28 prisoners were captured by A Company in LES 2 ROCHES, and about 12 and the machine Gun by C Company in LA ROCHE NOIRE. Owing to the extreme intensity of the enemy shellfire it was found impossible to keep in touch either with Companies or with Brigade H.Q. by vision or phone. Runners had to be used, a very slow method owing to very broken ground and the continuously heavy fire. The artillery liaison officer managed to keep his phone working wonderfully well which was of exceeding great assistance throughout. As soon as it was dusk prisoners were evacuated and consolidation was begun. Owing to continuous heavy gun shellfire consolidation (especially carrying) was very slow, also owing to the unavoidable disorganisation through casualties the working parties took some time to arrange. Numerous flares and hostile searchlights also added to the difficulty of getting consolidation pushed on as quickly as possible.
 
2005 hours B Company collected and reorganised under Capt. LOWY, about 58 Other Ranks and 3 Lewis guns left. A Company then estimated at 59 Other Ranks and 6 Lewis guns, C Company 51 Other ranks and 3 Lewis guns, D Company 42 Other Ranks and 3 Lewis guns. C.O. accordingly issued fresh orders as to garrisoning captured position. Two Platoons of B Company with 2 Lewis guns were attached to A Company and A Company was ordered to occupy the positions as laid down in Preliminary Instructions reinforced by 3 Lewis guns from C Company.
 
At 2030 hours the remainder of B Company under Capt. LOWY reinforced by 5 Battalion scouts proceeded via TR des ROCHES to reconnoitre TR du SILLANT.
Militarily the attack on the Roche Noire Salient was a success and, despite enemy counter-attacks, all of the objectives were achieved. However the Battalion casualties for the offensive were 47 killed and 132 wounded.
733290 L/CPL REGINALD RODAWAY R.E. (TA)

                                                                       

                                                                                          REGINALD RODAWAY

                                                                                                   sons'

 Keneth Rodaway - Spr. Royal Engineers (cica end of WWII)

When I asked my Grandfather why he joined the army, he told me it was because he had lost a brother in WW1; Private Arthur Harry Rodaway 10th btn. Hampshire Rgt.
When I asked my Grandfather why he joined the army, he told me it was because he had lost a brother in WW1; Private Arthur Harry Rodaway 10th btn. Hampshire Rg

733290 Lance Corporal Reginald RODAWAY ? Royal Engineers (TA

grandson mark
When I asked my Grandfather why he joined the army, he told me it was because he had lost a brother in WW1; Private Arthur Harry Rodaway 10th btn. Hampshire Rgt.

733290 Lance Corporal Reginald RODAWAY ? Royal Engineers (TA

grandson mark
When I asked my Grandfather why he joined the army, he told me it was because he had lost a brother in WW1; Private Arthur Harry Rodaway 10th btn. Hampshire Rgt. Keneth Rodaway - Spr. Royal Engineers (cica end of WWII)

733290 Lance Corporal Reginald RODAWAY ? Royal Engineers (TA

grandson mark
When I asked my Grandfather why he joined the army, he told me it was because he had lost a brother in WW1; Private Arthur Harry Rodaway 10th btn. Hampshire Rgt.

 Micheal Rodaway - Royal Marine

 Peter Rodaway - Royal Hampshire Regiment

 grandson mark When I asked my Grandfather why he joined the army,he told me it was because he had lost a brother in WW1;Private Arthur Harry Rodaway

When I asked my Grandfather why he joined the army, he told me it was because he had lost a brother in WW1; Private Arthur Harry Rodaway

MARK RODAWAY Royal Navy 1978-1989 leaving as a Petty Officer Radar before transfering into H.M. Coastguard where he has served the past 21+ years currently the Coastguard Commander for Dorset. TO BE AWARDED THE OBE IN THIS YEARS HONOURS LIST, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-16364607
MARK RODAWAY Royal Navy 1978-1989 transferring into H.M. Coastguard he has served the past 21+ years currently the Coastguard Commander for Dorset.AWARDED THE OBE IN THIS YEARS HONORS LIST, well done that man
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-16364607
GREAT GRANDSON  Thomas John RODAWAY serving Warefare specialist Royal Navy;

MARK RODAWAY Royal Navy 1978-1989 leaving as a Petty Officer Radar before transfering into H.M. Coastguard where he has served the past 21+ years currently the Coastguard Commander for Dorset. TO BE AWARDED THE OBE IN THIS YEARS HONOURS LIST, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-16364607
 
                      

MARK RODAWAY Royal Navy 1978-1989 leaving as a Petty Officer Radar before transfering into H.M. Coastguard where he has served the past 21+ years currently the Coastguard Commander for Dorset. TO BE AWARDED THE OBE IN THIS YEARS HONOURS LIST, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-16364607

RODAWAY, REGINALD MALCOLM ww2

    
Leading Seaman Service No:P/JX 139208  
Date of Death:15/05/1942 Age:24 
Royal Navy H.M.S. Panther 
Panel Reference: Panel 63, Column 1. 
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL 
Additional Information: Ward of Mr. and Mrs. James Weeks, 
of Hazeley, Winchester; 
husband of Iris W. M. Rodaway of Stanmore, Winchester
JUST FOUND  NEW REPORT On Regionals death,seems  he died from accidental gunshot wounds , and the place I think  DIEGO SUAREZ MADAGASCAR

 Jack W Rodaway
Regiment or Corps:    Royal Army Medical Corps
Regimental Number:    2355   WW1
BROTHER TO Ethel Rodaway mother of     REGINALD MALCOLM RODAWAY 
Ethel Rodaway married James Weeks  1912                                                                

 

AB Seaman J62195 Frederick Clement Rodaway

Born Whitechurch Hants  11 Mar 1898                                                                              First Service Date:    18 Nov 1916
First Ship Served On:    Victory I
Last Service Date:    15 Mar 1919
Last Ship Served On:    Calliope    
Frederick C Rodaway   Spouse Lizzie Tozer
Date of Registration:    Apr-May-Jun 1928
Maidenhead Berkshire   

                                      

family   
                                                                                                                                                                   
 

                                 William C Rodaway              1869 Petersfield,Hampshire              

                    Annie Rodaway                        1873 Wherwell Hampshire 

    William John Rodaway            1896 Whitchurch  

   Frederick Clement Rodaway    1898 Whitchurch

      Henry Alfred Rodaway               1900 Chilton Foli

 HMS CALLOP 

Henry Alfred Rodaway  J66092  Royal Navy

I  found the 1st navy record photo ( above) in the Australian national archives for Henry
  Henry Alfred Rodaway Birth Date:    12 Feb 1900
Birth Place:    Hungerford Surrey
Service number:    J66092
First Service Date:    30 Jan 1917
First Ship Served On:    Impregnable
Last Service Date:    20 Nov 1928
Last Ship Served On:    Canberra

 Henry Alfred Rodaway Birth Date:    12 Feb 1900
DEATH Date of Registration:    Jun 1979
Age at Death:    79
Registration district:    Portsmouth
Inferred County:    Hampshire

 1911 census Chilton Foliat, Nr Hungerford, Berks
William C Rodaway                42
William John Rodaway           15
Frederick Clement Rodaway  13
Henry Alfred Rodaway           11

 Henry A Rodaway Birth Date:    abt 1900 Age: 30
Port of Departure:    Brisbane, Australia
Arrival Date:    15 Nov 1930
Port of Arrival:    Southampton, England
Ports of Voyage:    Adelaide
Ship Name:  Largs Bay,  Henry was still in the navy and listed as  a Royal Navy rating on this ships passenger log

Henry Alfred Rodaway
Birth Date: 12 Feb 1900
Birth Place: Hungerford Surrey
Service number: J66092
First Service Date: 30 Jan 1917
First Ship Served On: Impregnable
Last Service Date: 20 Nov 1928
Last Ship Served On: CanberraFirst Service Date: 30 Jan 1917
First Ship Served On: Impregnable
Last Service Date: 20 Nov 1928
Last Ship Served On: CanberraFirst Service Date: 30 Jan 1917
First Ship Served On: Impregnable
Last Service Date: 20 Nov 1928
Last Ship Served On: CanberraFirst Service Date: 30 Jan 1917
First Ship Served On: Impregnable
Last Service Date: 20 Nov 1928
Last Ship Served On: CanberraFirst Service Date: 30 Jan 1917
First Ship Served On: Impregnable
Last Service Date: 20 Nov 1928
Last Ship Served On: CanberraFirst Service Date: 30 Jan 1917
First Ship Served On: Impregnable
Last Service Date: 20 Nov 1928
Last Ship Served On: Canberra