Tuesday 3 January 2012

Warrant Officer Class II (Regimental Quartermaster-Sergeant) George Harold Rogers

Born on 28 July 1895 in Ottawa, Ontario - son of George H. Rogers, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bank clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 10.5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 4 May 1915 (number 410392) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - struck off strength to England of officers' training course on 27 September 1917 - commissioned as a lieutenant with the 7th Reserve Battalion - seconded to the Royal Flying Corps from 22 March 1918 to 10 January 1919.

Commissioned as a lieutenant with The Ottawa Highlanders on 15 March 1923 - [then] - promoted to lieutenant-colonel on 31 May 1936 - appointed commanding officer of The Cameron of Highlanders of Ottawa (M.G.) on 1 June 1936 - appointed commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (M.G.), on 1 September 1939 - resigned on 10 March 1942 - served as Honorary Colonel of The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa from 21 May 1982 to 20 May 1985.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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; various Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa documents)

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