The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private (later Staff Sergeant (CQMS)) Llewellyn Rogers|
Name of Ancestor: Llewellyn Edward Rogers
Ancestor's date of birth: 1878
Ancestor's date of death: 1960
Cause of Death: Age related
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Farmer at Vervale in Victoria. Trained with H Company Victorian Rangers as a Private No 5562 then enlisted with 2VMR.
Service Number: 306 and 444
Colony or State of enlistment: VIC Place of Enlistment: Longwarry North.
Unit: 2nd Victorian Mounted Rifles and 2 Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 30/12/1899
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): SSGT, Date Effective: 23/07/1918
Murray Page: 306 and 310
Contingent: Second Victorian and First Australian
Ship: Euryalus, Date of Sailing: 13/01/1900
Ship: St Andrew, Date of Sailing: 12/02/1902
Memorial details: Buried in family memorial at Drouin Victoria.
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Johannesberg, Driefontein, Belfast, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal clasps; King's South Africa Medal with SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps. British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Personal Characteristics: Honest as the day was long, a very skilled water diviner, an excellent cricket umpire and an excellent judge of Clydesdale horses. Height 170 cm, weight 71 kg of medium complexion with hazel eyes and black hair.
Reasons to go and fight: A serving soldier.
Details of service in war: February - December 1900 with 2 VMR in northern Cape Colony, Free State, east Transvaal then west Transvaal. Returned to Australia 2 May 1901 on the Tongariro. March - May 1902 with 2 ACH on Natal border and west Transvaal.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 11 July 1902 on the Drayton Grange. Returned to farming with his brother at Vervale did not marry. Enlisted with AIF 6 June 1916 as Private (2537) with 5th reinforcememnts for 46th Bn, left for France 7 September 1916. Detailed for duty with 12 Machine Gun Company 24 March 1917, trans to 12 MG Coy 30 June 1917, CQMS with 4 MG Coy 23 July 1918. RTA 1 August 1919.
Name of Descendant: William Fredrick Dent Harrison, Yarragon VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Nephew