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Pately Bridge Yorkshire
Herbert, also known as Noel in the family, was born in 1897 the only son of Herbert, a police sergeant, and Susannah Rogerson. In 1901 the family was living in Patley Bridge on School Street along with Herbert's cousin twelve year old Alfred Binson. By 1911 they were living at Carlton on Trent, Nottinghamshire. They were shown as 'relatives' living with Charles Edward Parsons a farmer and his wife Eliza Parsons. Herbert Rogerson senior was by this time a police pensioner.
Educated at Goole Secondary and Magnus Grammar Schools, he worked on a farm in 1911.
31 Jan 1917
920686 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn East Lancashire Regiment
Herbert enlisted at Newark and served with the army number 45210 with the North Staffordshire Regiment later transferring to 2nd Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.
He has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the Menin Gate Ypres. The following is an extract from the Magnus School, Newark, diary of the 'Great War' :- Tuesday 14 August 1917: Police pensioner Herbert Rogerson and his wife Susannah at Carlton-on-Trent learned that their only child, Herbert Noel, had been killed in action. He was 20 and had been sent to France after eight weeks’ training. Educated at Goole Secondary and Magnus Grammar School, he worked on a farm and had a reputation as the nicest and most popular young man in the village. Private Rogerson is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
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