Regiment : 232nd Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery
Service number : 135605
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Died of wounds on 7th August 1917
Buried : Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Belgium, Grave VI. A. 1.
Birthplace : Shrawley, Worcester, resident Dunley, Stourport, Worcestershire, enlisted Birmingham
Memorial : Areley Kings St Bartholomew's Church WW1 Memorial
Also appears on : Areley Kings School
Credits : Kidderminster Times researched by Adrian Carter.
Kidderminster Times, 22nd September 1917:
John Rogers was the only son of Mr and Mrs J. Rogers, Burnthorpe, Dunley. He was wounded on 6th August and died the following day. He was 26 years of age and had joined the Royal Garrison Artillery in January. He “took his wounds quietly and made no fuss at all”.
A photograph of Gunner J. Rogers of Dunley can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 13th October 1917, available at Worcestershire Archives.