Private Frederick John Rogers

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

22 Apr 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Bleacher/dyer worker at father's firm


Rogers & Ashby, Dunstable Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

3 Kenilworth Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Larchwood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 16th May 1918
Pte Frederick John Rogers

Pte John Rogers, 128958, 30th Company Machine Gun Corps, was killed by a shell which exploded as he stood by a dug-out door on the Western Front on April 22nd, 1918. He was single and aged 20.

Prior to joining up in November 1916, John (full name Frederick John Rogers) was employed by his father in the bleaching and dyeing firm of Rogers & Ashby, Dunstable Road.

At first he was in a Labour Battalion stationed at Newhaven, but afterwards transferred to the Machine Gun Corps and went through training at Grantham. He had been in France only two months.

Parents George Thomas and Louisa Rogers, of 3 Kenilworth Road, Luton, received a letter about their son's death from the officer for whom he had been a runner.

Individual Location

Pte Frederick John Rogers

Author: Deejaya

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