The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Eric Reginald
- Nick Name:
- Buck or Reg
- Regimental #:
- ‘C’ Company
- Place of Birth:
- Gravesend, Berkshire, England
- Father's Name:
- William James Rogers
- Mothers's Name:
- Emma Rogers
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Selarang Camp Changi
- ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
- Camps Thailand:
- Tamarkan, Nacompaton (1944‐30.8.1945)
- Return Details 1945:
- Thailand‐Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Circassia
Buck Rogers was one of four young men from the area of Muckinbudin to join the 2/4th. Joe Sevier (died 1945 Ranau-Sandakn track) played for Wilgoyne Soccer Club which was in the same competition as Muckinbudin where Buck Rogers and Dudley Squire (KIA 12 February 1942) played. The fourth man was ‘Monty’ Smith (died 1943 Burma).
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WX9005 Eric Reginald ‘Buck’ Rogers arrived Fremantle Nov 1923 on ‘Borda’ from London. He had just turned 19 and gave his occupation as agricultural labourer. His address was recorded as ‘The Primp Room, Winkfield, Windsor’.
1931 Electoral Roll has Eric Rogers at Mukinbudin, farming.
In 1936 Electoral Roll is same, with his wife Elizabeth Kathleen Mary (nee Rann) whom he married 20 Apr 1935 Claremont. Elizabeth was born 1913 Kent to James and Emily Mary Rose Rann. Not long after the family sailed from Liverpool, England on ‘Belgic’ to Fremantle.
Elizabeth Rann’s father served Royal Army Medical Corps Reg. No. 18686 joining 1903 aged 24 years and served France until about 1913 when Rann family sailed to WA. Elizabeth was their only child, the family resided in Fremantle until about 1922 when they moved to Claremont. James Rann died Karrakatta in 1945 aged 66.
Buck enlisted Oct 1940, later joining 2/4th’s ‘C’ Coy. His wife Elizabeth Rann joined AWAS.
At some time after war, Elizabeth and Reg moved to Northampton
Eric and Bet had three children Hazel, Jim and Betty.
Elizabeth’s mother Emily Mary Rose Rann d. Northampton Jan 1976.
Eric died at Northampton 20 Jan 1972 aged 67 years. Elizabeth ‘Bet’ Kathleen Mary Rogers died. Northampton 21 June 1991. Both Eric and Bet were buried at Northampton Cemetery.
‘Buck’ Rogers died in 1972.
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
- Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand