The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Sergeant Henry Rogers

Ancestor Details

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

Contingent: 6th

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Alan Eric Rogers Cleveland QLD

Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson

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