Sergeant Maurice Rogers, VC
War dead Male Born 17/7/1919 Died 3/6/1944
Born Maurice Albert Windham Rogers in Bristol. Enlisted in the Wiltshire Regiment in 1934 at the age of 14. A drummer, he lived at No. 1 Ravenscroft, Bethnal Green. Posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for outstanding gallantry in Italy during the Second World War, 1939 - 1945. The official citation records that Sgt. Rogers destroyed two enemy machine-gun posts single-handed and was killed at point-blank range while attempting to destroy a third. As a result of Sgt. Rogers' gallantry and devotion to duty the position was carried.