The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Rogers
First Name:
Eric Reginald
Nick Name:
Buck or Reg
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX9005
Company:
‘C’ Company
Enlisted:
25.10.1940
Discharged:
2.05.1946
DOB:
28.09.1905
Place of Birth:
Gravesend, Berkshire, England
Father's Name:
William James Rogers
Mothers's Name:
Emma Rogers
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Farmhand
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force, No. 3 Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Tamarkan, Nacompaton (1944‐30.8.1945)
POW#:
3168
Return Details 1945:
Thailand‐Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Fremantle, HMT Circassia

General Description

 

Eric (Buck) Rogers
Eric Reg (Buck) Rogers

 

Eric Rogers

‘Reg’  Rogers

L-R Dudley Squires, Unknown, Buck Rogers
L-R Dudley Squire, Unknown, Buck Rogers

 

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).

Read story of Boys from Muckinbudin

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Tamarkan, Tha Makham 56k - Thailand
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