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He was the son of Joseph and Mary Ann Rogers and the brother of Harold, Margaret, Lilian and Hannh Newbold Rogers. In 1911 they lived at 9 School Yard Pleasley Hill Mansfield Nottinghamshire.
He was a miner (hewer).
03 Sep 1917
312903 - CWGC Website
Lance Corporal
Royal Marine Light Infantry
1st RM Bn RN Division Rogers was one of 'Kitchener's Marines' who were transferred from the Sherwood Foresters to the RMLI. Des Turner notes '600 RMLI transfers came from 2 regiments - 200 from the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) and 400 from the Sherwood Foresters. They were predominantly ex-miners and labourers, fit men wanted for their ability to dig trenches and tunnels. The 200 KOYLI recruits were transferred to Plymouth Division RMLI and were given service numbers PLY/1(S) to PLY200(S). This was also the case for the Sherwood Foresters 200 who were dispatched to Portsmouth where already 30 men were recruited and so they became PO/31(S) to PO/230(S). 200 remaining Foresters went to Chatham and were numbered CH/1 to CH/200(S).'
Bailleul Road East Cemetery St Laurent-Blangy
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