Monday 2 January 2012

Corporal George Frederick Rogers

Born on 6 March 1895 in Richmond, Surrey, England - son of Mrs. Amy Rogers, Winnipeg, Manitoba - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.75 inches; chest of 37.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Anrprior, Ontario, on 18 November 1915 (number 788218) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Labour Pool, CEF, on 17 April 1918 - wounded on 6 September 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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