CEF Soldier Detail

Captain George Clarence Rogers
Died: October 30, 1917

Regimental Number:
77256
Survived War:
No
Force:
Air Force
Regiment:
Royal Flying Corps
Battalion:
52nd Squadron
Company:
Place of Birth:
Brandon, Manitoba
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mrs Chivers, Invermere, British Columbia
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
August 21, 1892
Trade or Calling:
Surveyor
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Victoria, British Columbia
Date of Enlistment:
November 6, 1914
Age at enlistment:
22
Height:
5 Feet 9 1/4 Inches
Chest:
37 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
2 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
October 30, 1917
Age at Death:
25
Buried at:
Zuydcoote Military Cemetery, Nord, France
Plot:
II.C.6
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8429 - 48
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes
30th Battalion Nominal Roll

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Royal Flying Corps 52nd Squadron
Private Canadian Infantry 30th Battalion
Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps 52nd Squadron
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 7th Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 7th Battalion
Previous service with 88th Regiment, Victoria Fusiliers. His father was the president of the Crows Nest Coal & Coke Company and also held extensive lumber interests in Barrie, Ontario. Just prior to the war, George had moved to Lethbridge, Alberta where he was employed as a clerk at the Bank of Nova Scotia. When war broke out, he travelled east and completed an aviation course. Enlisting with the 30th Battalion, Lance Corporal Rogers proceeded directly to France and was taken on strenght with the 7th Battalion on May 4, 1915. Serving for eighteen months in France and Belgium, he was commissioned and served as a Lieutenant. On November 21, 1916 he was attached to the Royal Flying Corps being commissioned as a Flying Lieutenant. Proving a very capable pilot, he performed observational duties and range finding missions for various BEF artillery batteries. In August 1917 he was promoted Captain and awarded the Military Cross.

On October 27, 1917, while flying over enemy lines, Captain Rogers came under heavy fire and was severely wounded. He managed to bring his badly damaged plane back 20 miles to his airfield and land safely. On October 30, 1917, Captain Rogers succumbed to his wounds.

CEF Burial Registers - Died of Wounds No. 36 Casualty Clearing Station.
Awards and Decorations
Military Cross