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William Henry Rogers

Portrait, in winter uniform, Royal Navy style (kindly provided by his son) - This image may be subject to copyright
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Rogers AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    4844 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • World War 2/wars AWMM
      France and Germany (TBC) AWMM
      Created during migration for ww2 records that were listed as western front and need to be corrected AWMM
    • 6 June 1944 AWMM
      D-Day AWMM
    • Atlantic, WW1 AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Navy AWMM
  • Service number
    4844 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 20 September 1940 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    Marine engineer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Back injury AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Bronchitis AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Cancer AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Marjorie Louise (nee Sandford) Rogers (d. 2000)

    When Rogers sailed from Wellington Harbour on 9 September 1939 he was in the Merchant service mostly involved in 'Port Line' duty on the Atlantic. He then transferred to the Navy on 20 September 1940. He served for 6 years overseas.

    He married in Glasgow, Scotland and the marriage was announced in the newspaper, March 1941 AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    3 November 1993 AWMM
    Age 76 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Fairhall Cemetery, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM Ashes RSA Block 2 plot 8 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Marlborough Express, 4/5? November 1993 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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