Sale WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter R. 

John William (William) Rogers

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:01st Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Cheshire Rgt #
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:France
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Richebourg-l'Avoue
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born during the June quarter 1895 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/171, the
son of John & Mary Rogers.

1901 Census - 26 Egerton Street, Sale.    Son (listed as Willie Rogers) -
aged: 6 - born: Sale.     Head of household - John Rogers - Married - aged:
43 - occ: General Labourer - born: Sale.    Also - Mary Rogers - Wife -
aged: 40 - born: Knutsford.   Plus 5 younger siblings.

1911 Census - No Trace - his family were residing at 74 Harley Road, Sale.

Listed as W. Rogers on St. Paul's Memorial.   Generally known as William.

Arrived Abbeville during evening of 07/10 and marched to billets; Buses to
La Thieuloye and then to B├ęthune 11/10; Moved into firing line at
Festubert 12/10; Rue d'Ouvert 16/10; Unsuccesful attacks towards Violaines
17/10; Unsuccessful attempt to occupy La Basse (32 casualties) 19/10; Held
positions outside Violaines - enemy attack repulsed at 15.00hrs (29
casualties) 20/10; Another attack on La Basse failed 21/10; Heavy attack by
the enemy, who took the trenches "at the point of a bayonet" 22/10 and fell
back to Rue du Marais under heavy fire (18 wounded 216 missing).

His brother Robert was also killed on active service.

Memorials found on:
St. Paul's (Sale)
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