Private 8179 Harry Rogers

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Harry in 1915 with sisters Joanna (Annie) and Alice, and nephew George Rogers Stallard.
Photo courtesy of Shirley52199, from www.livesofthefirstworldwar.iwm.org.uk

Killed in Action on Friday, 18th August 1916, age 29.
Commemorated on Pier and Face 6 B of Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

6th Bn., Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. 43rd Brigade of 14th Division.

Son of Emily Rogers, of 10, Redland Rd., Malvern Link, Worcs, and the late James Rogers.
Born: Tipton, Enlisted: Birmingham, Resident: Tipton.

First landed France & Flanders, 26th August 1914.
Medal entitlement: 1914 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Soldier's Papers at National Archives did not survive.

Commemorated on the St. John's Memorial.
Commemorated here because he appears on a Tipton memorial.

Link to Commonwealth War Graves Site: www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/809803/

Genealogical Data

1901 Census
7 Churchyard Road, Tipton, Staffs.
James Rogers (54, Painter's Labourer, born West Bromwich), his wife Emily (43, Dress Maker, born Tipton), and their 8 children: William (18, Plater at Bridge & Girder Works, born Tipton), George (15, Range Fitter, born Tipton), Harry (14, Carpenter at Iron Works, born Tipton), Alice (11, born Tipton), Johanna (9, born Tipton), Herbert (7, born Tipton), Florence (5, born Tipton), and Harrold (3, born Tipton).

1911 Census
Harry's widowed mother was living in Keelinge Street, Tipton, but here was no trace of Harry. It is possible that he was serving with the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.

Personal Data

Harry landed in France on 18th August 1914 with the 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (DCLI). It is most likely that Harry was a pre-war regular soldier. At some stage Harry transferrred to the 6th Battalion, DCLI, possibly after recovering from wounds or illness. He was serving with the 6th Battalion in August 1916 when he was killed.

Action resulting in his death

Still to be researched. Contact me if required.

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