Rogers, J C
JOHN CRESSWELL ROGERS
Remembered with honour Bethune Town Cemetery: Plot IV, Row G, Grave 42.
He originally attested for the Militia 22 May 1901 in London, and joined the 3rd Battalion The Queen’s Regiment: a labourer aged 19, 5’2″ tall, C of E, and was appointed to the Royal West Surrey Regiment. He was discharged time expired 21 May 1907. He re-enlisted 12 August 1914 in London for four years: a printer’s labourer aged 31, 5’4″ tall. He served at Home 12 August to 26 December 1914, and in France 27 December 1914 to 4 March 1915, during which time he was wounded in action 20 February 1915 with a gun shot wound to the right arm. He went from the 15th Field Ambulance to No. 14 General Hospital, Bexley, Kent. He was Home again from 5 March to 18 October 1915, and in France from 19 October to 19 December 1915, where he received a shell wound to the head and back. He died of his wounds at 12.10 a.m. at 33 Casualty Clearing Station, and was buried by the Reverend W E MORGAN. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 27 December 1914.
Son of Frederick Alfred and Elizabeth Sarah (nee BOWLEY) ROGERS of Kentish Town, London.
His parents married 14 October 1877 at St Mary’s, Battersea, London.
John was born 1882 in Bushey, Herts.
On the 1891 Census, aged 8 he lived in St Pancras, London, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1901 Census, a builder’s labourer aged 18 he still lived in St Pancras, with his parents and ten siblings. On the 1911 Census, he is proving elusive.
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)