Henry William Rogers

Ingoa whānau
Ingoa tuatahi
Henry William
E mōhiotia ana ki te ingoa
Date of death
Place of death

World War 2

Tau Rangatū
Warrant Officer Class 2
Wāhi noho
N.Z.P.F., New Zealand
Whanaunga tino tata i te wā o te kuhunga
Mrs R. Rogers (mother), Kaeo, North Auckland, New Zealand

Takupu (3)

It would be interesting to find out whether my recollections are correct. I have early memories of Lockie at home in Pahuhu, Kaeo, on leave and believe he was at that time in the North Auckland Mounted Rifles.This would have bbeen 19 38 or39.

Henry William (Lockie) Rogers.

* D.O.B./Place: 12th August,1914,Kaeo, Northland New Zealand.
* Parents: Father - William Henry Rogers. Mother - Puti Rose Hemi Rogers.
* Service Number: 34872
* Regiment: 28th Maori Battalion,2nd Echelon.
* Rank: Warrant Officer 2nd Class.
* Killed in Action,Crete,2nd May 1941, aged 26 years, 10 months.
* Burial: Initially buried at Platanias (Battalion Observation Post),facing Meleme Aerodrome,Crete.
* Interred and reburied at the Suda Bay Military Cemetery,Crete, on the 17th of August,1945.
* Grave 17,Row A,Plot 6.
* Cause of Death: Lockie died from a mortar bomb exploding in the mortar tube that he was loading. He was killed immediately from severe head and chest injuries.
* His death was confirmed by 2nd Lieutenant George Katene, Service No.6125 of Porirua, New Zealand and LCPL Matthew Love,Service No.39526 of Porirua, New Zealand.
* 2nd Lieutenant Katene was killed in action,Italy,7th December 1943.
* LCPL Love was discharged from service,14th December,1943.

* A cable was issued to Lockie’s Mother, Puti Rose Hemi Rogers from New Zealand Defence Force, Maadi Encampment, Cairo, Egypt,dated 12th July 1941,that her son was ‘killed in action.’