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Name: Rogers H.H.
Cavalry News, December 2000
....Henry Holder "Buck" Rogers has been awarded RSL (Victoria) Life Membership with Gold Badge. Congratulations from all of us, Buck, on this well earned award.
VALE : HENRY HOLDER "BUCK" ROGERS OAM EM
With the passing of Holder Rogers on 4 November 2003 another original of 6 Div Cav has gone to join so many of his old comrades who pre-deceased him by only a few months. Towards the end of 2003 he underwent heart surgery and with a new valve and triple by-pass we expected to see a lot more of him, but sadly this did not eventuate.
Holder served in 'B' Squadron 6 Div Cav and later in 2/10 Commando Squadron where he finished his six years service at Karawop as Sergeant of the Pioneer Section. Holder and his small group were most effective at Milak when they arrived on the scene a couple of days after the Japanese first attack. At considerable danger to themselves they set up an elaborate and complicated system of booby traps and trip wires that assisted the weary defenders to get some rest during the nights that followed.
Holder was commissioned when serving post war with 'A' Squadron 4/19 Prince of Wales' Light Horse Regiment. He and wife Pat were tireless workers for Legacy and RSL Welfare in the Wimmera District of victoria. Holder was awarded the RSL Meritorious Medal and seventy years later a Member of the Order of Australia.
He and Pat attended many Anzac Reunions in Melbourne and will be missed by many friends who looked forward every year to again meeting this terrific bloke. Our thoughts are with Pat and son Ted.
(Cavalry News 73, June 2004)
Vale: 03/11/2003 INFORMATION TAKEN FROM AWM WWII NOMINAL ROLL
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