Chief Petty Officer Jonathan Rogers

Birth Date 16 September 1920
Birth Place United Kingdom: Wales, Denbighshire, Llangollen
Death Date 10 February 1964
Death Place Australia: Jervis Bay
Final Rank Chief Petty Officer
Service Royal Australian Navy
Unit HMAS Voyager
Conflict/Operation Period 1960-1969
Gazettes Published in London Gazette in 1965-03-19
Published in Commonwealth Gazette in 1965-03-18

Jonathan 'Buck' Rogers (1920-1964) was born in Britain and received the Distinguished Service Medal serving in the Royal Navy; afterwards he joined the RAN. He died in the collision of the aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne and the destroyer HMAS Voyager. Rogers was posthumously awarded the George Cross 'for organising the escape of as many as possible and encouraging ... those few who could not escape ... to meet death alongside himself with dignity and honour'.


  • Honours and Awards:

    HMAS Voyager
    Period 1960-1969
    Chief Petty Officer
    London Gazette
    19 March 1965 on page 2797 at position 1
    Commonwealth Gazette
    18 March 1965 on page 1079 at position 1


Date of birth 16 September 1920
Date of honour or award 1944 Distinguished Service Medal.
Date of death 10 February 1964
Date of honour or award 19 March 1965 George Cross.