War Memorials in Sowerby, North Yorkshire

Albert Rogers (Rodgers)

29th May 1893 - 18th April 1917 (age 23)

Rifleman B/203388
1st Bn. Rifle Brigade

The following item appeared in the Yorkshire Gazette on 28th April 1917:

Local Soldier's Death
Information has been received that Pte. Albert Rogers aged 23 had died from wounds received in action in France. News was first received evidently from a friend that he was slightly wounded but the official communication on Friday last stated that he had been wounded and that pneumonia had set in, and that he had died. He was the younger of ten children of Mrs. H. [Harriet] Rogers of Sowerby, Thirsk and joined up on 24 Dec 1914. He had been in France nearly 2 years. In August 1915 he was gassed and was then invalided to England.

Albert's grave is at Etaples Military Cemetery plot X1X.C.17. Etaples was the location for one of the large hospital bases. It is likely that Albert was taken there with a relatively minor wound but which developed into shock and pneumonia or septicaemia and gangrene, which often happened as a result of the conditions in the field.

Albert Rogers' headstone at Etaples - front right

Note: Albert's family name is shown as either Rogers or Rodgers in different records. The Yorkshire Gazette is assumed to have used the correct version.

The information on this page was compiled by Steve Billings.

Information about Albert Rogers (Rodgers) on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website

Information about Albert Rogers (Rodgers) on the War Graves Photographic Project website

  War Memorials in Sowerby, North Yorkshire