ROGERS, Maurice Albert Windham  
Name:  Rogers, Maurice Albert Windham
Date of birth:  July 17th, 1919 (Bristol, Great Britain)
Date of death:  June 3th, 1944 (Anzio, Italy)
Nationality:  British
Rank: Sergeant
Unit: 2nd. Bn., The Wiltshire Regiment, British Army
Received on: 17 July 1945
Action: At an attack on a hostile post on June 3, 1944, near Anzio in Italy, sergeant Rogers with his men were stopped, on only 70 meters of their target, by several obstacle and heavy machine-gun fire.
When Rogers realized the precarious situation of himself and his platoon, he hesitated no moment stormed wildly firing with his Thompson machine gun forward. By this action he stormed through the wire and a mine fields and eliminated the crew at the enemy positions. Inspired by this action, his men followed and reached the position of Rogers. During this heroic action Sergeant Rogers touched badly wounded and just later he died to his wounds.
Details: Maurice Albert Windham Rogers is buried at the Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy.
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Information source(s):   - Victoria Cross Reference
- The Register of the Victoria Cross - published by This Engeland 1997 - ISBN 0906324270
- Special thanks to Iain Stewart from The History of the Victoria Cross
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