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Hathersage, Derbyshire
William was born in 1893 in Hathersage, Derbyshire and was the son of Reuben a labourer for the Corporation and Rose Ann Rodgers née Skinner of 9 Shipstone Terrace, Shipstone Street, Hyson Green, Nottingham. His father Reuben was born in 1851 in Rotherham, Yorkshire and his mother Rose Ann Skinner was born in 1855 in Peterborough, they were married in 1877 their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District, they went on to have 9 children , sadly six were to die in infancy or early childhood, their surviving three children were Elizabeth b1879 in Kimberley, Frank b1882 Nottingham and William b1893 Hathersage. In the 1911 census the family are living at 9 Shipstone Terrace, Shipstone Street and are shown as Reuben 60 yrs a corporation labourer, he is living with his wife Rose Ann 56 yrs and their children Frank 29 yrs a hosiery dyer and William 18 yrs a hosiery legger, also living with them are their married daughter Elizabeth Goddard 32 yrs a net mender and her two children Mary Goodard 13 yrs a hosiery trimmer and Annie Goddard 4 yrs His father Reuben died in 1911 in Nottingham he was 61 years old.
He was a hosiery legger
29 Sep 1918
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9 Shipstone Terrace, Shipstone Street, Hyson Green, Nottingham
7th Bn The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
Private William Rodgers, enlisted at Nottingham on 22nd May 1915, he was 21 yrs and 10 months old, his address was 9 Shipstone Terrace, Shipstone Street, Hyson Green, Nottingham , he was a hosiery factory hand, his next of kin was his mother Rose Ann of the same address, he initially served with service number 26332 in the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire ) Regiment. He landed in France on 6th March 1916 and served there until 4th November 1916 when he was returned to England on the Hospital Ship Glengorm Castle (reason unreadable on his ASR ) . Once fit for active service he was posted to the 7th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment and disembarked from Southampton on 11th April 1917 en route for Mesopotamia , landing on 12th May 1917 in Basra. He died of dysentery on 29th September 1918 in Mesopotamia and he is buried in Tehran War Cemetery.
Nottingham Evening Post obituary 12 October 1918. RODGERS died of dysentery September 29th 1918, Private W Rodgers, North Staffordshire Regiment, son of Rose Ann and the late Reuben Rodgers, 9 Shipstone Terrace, in his 26th year. Mother, sister, brother Frank (in France) In memoriam published 29th September 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “RODGERS. – In loving memory of my dear son, Pte. W. Rodgers, died in Mesopotamia September 29th, 1918. Bitterly, oh, bitterly, we miss him, aching hearts alone can tell; the circle of our home is broken, for why none but God can tell. – From mother, sister, brother, nephew, and nieces.” Above in memoriam is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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