First I checked for a death of John Rogers in Derbyshire but did not find any.
I then looked on FindMyPast as they also list deaths in the Army.
There is a record for your John Rogers:
Record source:GRO War Death Army Other Ranks (1914 to 1921)
These records are held at The National Archives at Kew and are not available online.
From: Thelma Hartman <mominmotion(a)shaw.ca>
Sent: Sunday, 30 September 2012, 5:22
Subject: [DEV] Help finding John Rogers in WW1 records
I have a John Rogers who served in WW1 and died from injuries on Oct 2 1918.
He is buried in Brie British Cemetery in Somme. France.
Date of Death:
V. B. 2.
BRIE BRITISH CEMETERY
and from Ancestry I found this entry
Name: John Rogers
Birth Place: Chard, Somerset
Death Date: 2 Oct 1918
Enlistment Location: Derby
Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
Battalion: 15th Battalion
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Comments: Formerly 50845, Lincolnshire Regt.
Source Information: Military-Genealogy.com
, comp. UK, Soldiers Died in the
Great War, 1914-1919 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com
Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: British and Irish Military Databases.
The Naval and Military Press Ltd.
I believe that this maybe John Rogers born in 1884 in Chard, Somerset to
John Rogers and Elizabeth Minson. He married on Dec 25 1906 to Lillie Effie
Hallett in Stoke Abbott, Dorset. He and Lillie would have at least two
cihldren - Clifford John Rogers born 1909 and Reginald Charles Rogers born
in 1916 - both boys born in Derby, Derbyshire. This John descends from John
Rogers (1743 - 1810) and Ann Hutchings (1745 - 1805) who raised their family
I have looked and looked through the records on Ancestry but cannot locate
the actual records for the John who died. These records should help to
confirm if the soldier John Rogers is the same man as "my" John Rogers. I
am hoping that someone who is more skilled with the ins and outs of
searching these records might be able to help me find the correct file.
Any assistance or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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