Robert Montresor Rogers VC

Name: Robert Montresor Rogers

Conflict: Second Opium War

Gazetted: August 13, 1861

Service: Army

Robert Montresor Rogers VC
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Place/date of birth: Dublin, Ireland/September 4, 1834

Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Lieutenant (later Major General)

Date of bravery: August 21, 1860

London Gazette citation [joint citation]:

44th Regiment (now of the 90th Regiment). Lieutenant (now Captain) Robert Montresor Rogers.

For distinguished gallantry in swimming the Ditches, and entering the North Taku Fort by an embrasure during the assault. They were the first of the English established on the walls of the Fort, which they entered in the order in which their names are here recorded, each one being assisted by the others to mount the embrasure.

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Other decorations: CB

Place/date of death: Maidenhead, Berkshire/February 5, 1895

Grave/memorials: All Saints Churchyard, Maidenhead, Berkshire

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased at auction, Spink, London, 2010

Current location of VC: Displayed on rotation at The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, Imperial War Museum