HUMAN Roger Henry Charles
Regiment : 6th Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
Service number : 157060
Conflict : WW2
Date of death : 21st November 1942 aged 33
Buried : Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India, Grave 1. F. 18.
Birthplace : Newcastle-on-Tyne, resident Surrey
Relatives : Son of Arnold Henry and Emily Margaret Human; husband of Rosalind Mary Human, of Great Holland, Essex. B.A. (Cantab.)
Memorial : Bromsgrove School WW2 Memorial
Also appears on : Worcestershire County Cricket Club WW1 and WW2.
The birth of Roger Henry C. Human is registered in the June Quarter 1909 under the Newcastle upon Tyne Registration District.
204 Osborne Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne
Arnold Henry human, head, age 30, Consulting Engineer, born Kensington, London
Emily Margaret Human, wife, age 29, married 2 years 1 child, born Weston, Staffordshire
Roger Henry Charles Human, son, age 1, born Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland
+ 2 female servants
The marriage of Roger H.C. Human to Rosalind M. Gepp is registered in the September Quarter 1933 under the Braintree Registration District. The couple had two children: Henry R.J. Human, birth registered in the December Quarter 1937 under the Birmingham Registration District, and Ann R. Human, birth registered in the September Quarter 1942 under the Surrey N W Registration District.
Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack:
Captain Roger Human, Adjutant Oxford and Bucks L.L, died on active service in November, aged 33. Very good in games at Repton, he gained cricket and Association football Blues at Cambridge. Captain of Repton in 1928, when he averaged 37.27 as a free batsman and took 32 wickets at 19.62 each with medium-paced bowling, he looked like becoming a great all-rounder, but failed to maintain this form. A late choice for Cambridge in 1930, he did little towards beating Oxford, who threw the match away by bad fielding and poor batting. Next year, when Oxford, winning by eight wickets, gained their first victory over Cambridge since 1923, Human again failed, and generally he proved disappointing in University cricket but always fielded well. At different times he played for Berkshire, Oxfordshire, and Worcestershire when a master at Bromsgrove School. Altogether in first-class cricket he was credited with 1,869 runs, average 24.92, and 48 wickets at 37.87 each.
Worcester Evening News and Times, 26th November 1942:
CAMBRIDGE DOUBLE BLUE KILLED
Captain Roger H.C. Human, adjutant, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, whose death on active service is announced to-day, was a Cambridge cricket and association blue. He was 33. In 1933 he married Miss Rosalind Mary Gepp. A son was born to Mrs Human in 1937, and a daughter in July this year.
Human was a good all-round cricketer, being a particularly enterprising batsman. A fine games player at Repton, he afterwards appeared for Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire before becoming associated with Worcestershire on being appointed a master at Bromsgrove School.
Human played for Worcestershire for several seasons. Though he was only available during certain parts of the year, he was of great help to the side, especially in the batting. He was awarded his county cap for useful performances against All-India team in 1936.