Rogers, Harold: Service no. 53722

Digitized Service Record

Source: 18th Battalion Nominal Roll, April 1915.

Find-A-Grave courtesy of Norm Talbot.

Brother to Eric Longland Rogers, reg. no. 53721.

Family Search: When Harold Rogers was born on 13 December 1892, in Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canada, his father, George Rogers, was 29 and his mother, Minerva Loretta Rolfe, was 28. He married Bell Brown on 15 January 1919, in Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada. He lived in Essex, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years and Peace River, Alberta, Canada in 1921. He registered for military service in 1914. In 1914, at the age of 22, his occupation is listed as printer. He died on 18 February 1929, in Owen Sound, Grey, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 36, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Amherstburg, Essex, Ontario, Canada.

“A great obituary in the Border Cities Star on the date of his death Feb. 28, 1929 shows he came to Amherstburg with his parents George and Minerva Loretta (Rolph) Rogers, learning to be a linotype operator in his father’s business in Harrow, then Chicago, and Peace River, Alberta newspaper, In WWI, he enlisted 28 Oct. 1914 in the 18th Battalion, Regimental Number 53722, fought overseas in France with the 20th, returned 30 Dec 1918, married 16 Jan 1919 to Belle Brown and discharged 31 Jan. 1919 as Cpl. After the war, he worked at the Windsor Star until his death from pneumonia leaving his wife Belle (nee Brown) and a son who would become Dr. Donald Rogers in Burlington.”

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