Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.

John L Rogers (1878 – 1917)

John Lloyd Rogers was born in Brigdnorth in 1878 and baptised at St Mary Magdalene on 27th October. He was the son of Thomas Rogers, a labourer, and his wife (Mary) Ann.

John moved to Birmingham where he worked as a bricklayer's labourer. He married Emily and had two children. John served in the Royal Engineers (Inland Water Transport) as Sapper 195707. He died of heatstroke on 12th July, 1917 while in the Persian Gulf area. He is buried in Basra War Cemetery.

[Bridgnorth Journal, 29th December, 1917]
12 [July] Sapper J. L. Rogers, R.E., second son of Mr. T. Rogers, 23 Bernard’s Hill, died at the Persian Gulf, Mesopotamia, from heat stroke, aged 39.

John appears to be related to the J T Rogers who is commemorated on the Castle Gardens memorial.

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