ROGERS, Joseph Gerard Anthony
Lance Sergeant Rogers MM was in 5 troop No 2 Commando.
From his Service Record
17th January 1940 enlisted and posted 1st Bn. Liverpool Scottish, Queens Own Cameron Highlanders TA, 'C' Company .
15th July 1940 volunteered for and attached No.4 Independent Company.
21st July 1940 attended RTC Inverlochy.
9th November 1940 attached to 'B' Company No.1 SS (Special Service) Bn. at Paignton.
4th March 1941 attached to No.2 Commando 5 troop.
There followed more training at Dumfries, Ayr, and demolitions training at Cardiff and Burntisland.
28th March 1942 took part in Operation Chariot St Nazaire, France, on board ML443 as part of a demolitions team.
29th March 1942 evacuated back to UK
Promoted Lance Sergeant.
13th April 1943 Sailed with No.2 Cdo to Gibraltar.
Subsequently took part in operations in Sicily, Italy, Yugoslavia, and Albania.
28th/29th July 1944 Albania Operation Healing 2, wounded and awarded Military Medal (immediate).
Rejoined No 2 Commando and further wounded.
Attached to No.2 Cdo. HQ troop
Demobbed on the 17th May 1946.
Citation for Lance Sergeant Joseph Gerard Anthony Rogers 2933493 Cameron Highlanders, No.2 Commando. Military Medal ( Immediate ) Spilje Bay, Albania 28th/29th July 1944 Operation Healing 2.
"L/Sgt Rogers personally led his sub section with conspicuous gallantry. In the face of heavy fire from two spandaus he continued to advance against his objective. Although wounded and in great pain he led his men on to close with the enemy and killed the machine gun teams. By this action, the troops on his left who had been held up, were enabled to advance again.
L/Sgt. Rogers throughout showed a complete disregard of danger, and continually refused to allow his wound to interfere with his duties until the objective had been captured, and other casualties in his section had been dealt with first."
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