The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Sergeant Henry Rogers|
Name of Ancestor: Henry Malcolm Rogers
Ancestor's date of birth: 03/12/1873
Ancestor's date of death: 10/10/1936
Cause of Death: Myocarditis, Coronary thrombosis, Syncope
Service Number: 241
Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Brisbane
Unit: 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: Detail not provided
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): SGT, Date Effective: 24/10/1916
Murray Page: 514
Ship: Victoria, Date of Sailing: 04/04/1901
Memorial details: Detail not provided
Decorations: Queen's Medal,Transvaal clasp
Personal Characteristics: Soldier, farmer and family man.
Reasons to go and fight: Father was in the NSW Artillery
Details of service in war: The 6th Contingent were employed for the most part in constantly trekking over given districts, driving in and harassing the enemy, bringing to the various prisoners, horses, cattle, sheep, vehicles, etc., and laying waste the country. The 6th served side by side with 7th New Zealanders during the greater part of 1901 and the first three months of 1902. Received the Queen's Medal, Transvaal clasp. Severely wounded 4th July 1901 at Boschman's Kop.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Queensland and to the Royal Australian Artillery. Farmer. Enlistment 20 July 1916 Private, 24 October 1916 acting Sergeant. President of the Cleveland RSL when he died. He was interested in and involved in Community Organisations and activities.