The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Sergeant Major Herbert Rogers|
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
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.
Name of Descendant: Patricia Jean Davies, Broadmeadows VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter