Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

OAM Recognises Life of Dedication

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

OAM Recognises Life of Dedication

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Byline: Bruce Mckean bruce.mckean@dailymercury.com.au

THE late Dick Rogers was proud of his contributions to the RSL, the Ex-Prisoner of War Association, Legacy and Meals on Wheels.

He also was very proud to be patron of the Mackay North State High School's Gallipoli and Anzac tours.

A hard worker for our community, Mr Rogers died on January 4 this year and the Daily Mercury published an extensive coverage of his contributions to the community in an obituary on April 24, the day before Anzac Day.

Today he is honoured in the Queen's Birthday awards with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

Mr Rogers was in the Signals Platoon of the 2/26th Battalion and became a prisoner of war when Singapore fell on February 15, 1942.

He was forced to work as a prisoner of the Three Pagoda Pass railway near the Thai-Burma border.

After he was liberated and discharged from the Army in November 1945 he became a Commonwealth public servant for 25 years, arriving in Mackay in 1971 with his wife, Amelia, who died shortly after her 90th birthday in 2006. …

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