The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Sergeant Major Herbert Rogers

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Herbert Andrew Rogers

Ancestor's date of birth: 29/05/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 16/07/1961

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Served 6 months B Company 2nd Battalion, Victorian Rifles.

Service Number: 189

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: 6th Australian Commonwealth Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT-MAJ, Date Effective: Detail not available

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No record of post Boer War service.

Murray Page: 328

Contingent: Third Australian

Ship: Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 19/05/1902

Memorial details: Fawkner Cemetery, Victoria

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: NIL

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Adventure

Details of service in war: Battalion arrived after the war ended.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 7 August 1902 on the Britannic. He worked in the Queenstown Mines, Tasmania. Married at Latrobe, Tasmania. Moved back to Victoria in 1910, resided at Kensington, later Windsor, Victoria. In his civilian life (after WW1 he was employed as an Actuary at a Melbourne Insurance Company. ) His nickname was "Doc" and he attended every Anzac Day march.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Patricia Jean Davies, Broadmeadows VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter


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