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ROGERS Victor Aaron Francis
2/122, Captain, NZ Field Artillery

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 1 January 1917, p29
During operations on September 1916 this officer, though wounded, continued to carry on his duties in a most efficient manner.  He has always displayed great coolness and has brought his battery to a most satisfactory state of efficiency.  During operations on the 15th September he reorganised and practically took over command of the 12th battery when its OC became a casualty.  This he again did in a most efficient manner on the 25th when its OC became casualtied, and by his personal supervision and coolness instilled confidence in the battery personnel during heavy shellfire.

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 4 January 1917, p261
Mentioned in a despatch from General Sir Douglas Haig, GCB, Commander-in-Chief of the British Armies in France dated 13 November 1916

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Mention in Despatches

NOTES
Born 1890, Kent, England
Killed in Action 8 February 1918, Railway Wood, France
Buried at the Divisional Cemetery, Dickebusch Road, Vlamertinghe, Belgium