Robert Montresor Rogers
|Robert Montresor Rogers|
4 September 1834|
|Died||5 February 1895
Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
|Unit||44th Regiment of Foot|
Second Opium War
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Major General Robert Montresor Rogers, VC, CB (4 September 1834 – 5 February 1895) was a British Army officer and an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
On 21 August 1860 at the Taku Forts, China, Lieutenant Rogers, together with a private (John McDougall) of his regiment and a lieutenant of the 67th Regiment (Edmund Henry Lenon) displayed great gallantry in swimming the ditches and entering the North Taku Fort by an embrasure during the assault.
His citation reads:
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.
His Medal is displayed at the "Du Monde Traigue" Museum in Brussels.
- The London Gazette: . 13 August 1861. Retrieved 30 March 2015.