Able Seaman Edward Rogers

Able Seaman Edward Rogers

Birth
Gloucester, City of Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Death 4 Sep 1917 (aged 20)
Gavrelle, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Burial Gavrelle, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot C. 10.
Memorial ID 24520108 · View Source
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EDWARD ROGERS was born on the 7th of April 1897,
at DOWDESWELL GLOUCESTER to parents Charles and Elizabeth Rogers, of dowdeswell near Andoversford Gloucester,
he joined the Royal Naval Division on the second of February 1917 after a period in the army reserve,
he was drafted to ANSON Battalion BEF Reserve battalion then based at the RND advanced training camp at blandford in Dorset, on 22 of April 1917,
on the 27th of june 1917 he joined his active unit , Anson battalion ,
He was Killed in action on the 4th of September 1917,
during the battle of Passchendaele ( 3rd battle of YPRES)
in Belgium He was just a bit over 20 when he died,
having seen Edwards service card,
it shows he was a "postman in civilian life",
from that to a frontline combatant must have been a real eye opener, I dread to think of the terrible things he and his generation saw and had to do to secure our freedom,
R I P AND SLEEP WELL YOU HAVE EARNED IT

Bio by: PETER ALLEN


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Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Gravesite Details R/664