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VC1269    Maurice Albert Windham Rogers

Name   Maurice Albert Windham Rogers    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1269   Awards   VC    MM

Regiment   Wiltshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Later    Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment

Now   1st Battalion, The Rifles

Rank VC Won    Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Bristol, England

Place Of Death   near Anzio, Italy

Buried/Location Ashes   Mount Pleasant Crematorium, London, Ontario, Canada

Cremated   Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, 30 miles south of Rome, Italy

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone    Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Plot X, Row D, Grave 8

Gazetted    10 August 1944

VC Presented   17 July 1945, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, 30 miles south of Rome, Italy

Display at Duke of Wellington's Regiment, Bankfield Museum, Akroyd Park, Halifax, West Yorkshire

P  Memorial Plaque, Rogers Estate, Bethnal Green, East London

P  Featured in a VC display at the Royal British Legion, Endless Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Sgt Rogers Way, Hopton, Devizes


By The Way…

Joined up as a Drummer Boy in 1934, in the Wiltshire Regiment


VC Held By

Duke of Wellington's Regiment, Bankfield Museum, Akroyd Park, Halifax, Yorkshire, England

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BORN    17 July 1919

DIED  3 June 1944   AGE    24

VC Won   3 June 1944   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Anzio, Italy

War/Campaign   Second World War

VC Ephemera

Second World War