Hi, Ancestry has a record in Soldiers died in the Great
War, John Rogers, birth place Chard, Somerset, death date 2 Oct 1918 ,
Enlistment location Derby , rank Private , Regiment , Lancashire Fusiliers,
15th Battalion, number 55138 , died of wounds , formers 50845 Lincolnshire
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From: "Thelma Hartman" <mominmotion(a)shaw.ca>
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2012 5:22 AM
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
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
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
Rogers (1743 - 1810) and Ann Hutchings (1745 - 1805) who raised their
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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