Birth date: 16 September 1920
Birth place: United Kingdom: Wales, Denbighshire, Llangollen
Death date: 10 February 1964
Death place: Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Jervis Bay
Final rank: Chief Petty Officer
Conflict: Period 1960-1969
Unit: HMAS Voyager

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'.

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Rolls and Awards

  • Awarded: George Cross
  • Unit: HMAS Voyager
  • Conflict: Period 1960-1969

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Date of birth 1920-09-16
Date of honour or award 1944 Distinguished Service Medal.
Date of death 1964-02-10
Date of honour or award 1965-03-19 George Cross.