ROGERS, Henry Peverell

Lieutenant, 1st Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)

Born

December 1896.
Son of Captain Henry Rogers RN Rtd, Hartley House, Playmouth, Devon.

Education

Blundell's School, “Westlake” from the age of 12, September 1909 – Summer 1914.
He was treble in the choir in his earlier years.

Trench Diaries

The 1st Bn. Sherwood Foresters were part of 24th Brigade, 8th and 23rd Division. With 24th Division they moved from Rainneville on 1st July to Hennencourt Wood then on to Dernancourt on the 4th July. Moved forward that night and took up posiotin in support near the church at La Bousselle. The attack on the 5th July continued for some hours at close quarters but by 7pm all companies except “D” had been driven back.

Death

5th July 1916, Somme.

Burial/Commemoration

Theipval Memorial to the missing, Theipval, Somme; pillar _ , face _ .

Memorial

Theipval Memorial is on the D73, off the Main Bapaume to Albert (D929) The Memorial, 150 feet high, was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and can be seen from many of the battle sites in the surrounding area. It has sixteen piers on whose faces the names of all the men who have no known grave, is inscribed. An excellent interpretation centre has been built nearby with research facilities and an “on-line” memorial to the missing which contains much valuable information.

Research

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - www.cwgc.org
The National Archives, Public Records Office, Kew:  WO 339/45863
“The Register of Blundell's School, Part II 1882 – 1932” (1932) MAHOOD, A.S., Ed. Entry No.5358
Cemeteries & Memorials in Belgium & Northern France (2004) Commonwealth War Graves Commission. 25/490
The Blundellian, July 1916 p 246
“British Battalions on the Somme” WESTLAKE, R. (2004) Pen and Sword
Field visit (JEA & GRY 28/7/2006)

 

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