Rogers, Henry Leo

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Viv Williams

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Bangor on Dee Memorial

Name / Enw: Rogers, Henry Leo

Regiment/Catrawd: 2nd Bn The King’s Liverpool Regiment (Formerly Royal Welsh Fusiliers)

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private 81022 (Formerly 44052)

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Salonika (Lambet Road) Military Cemetery

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: 877

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: Greece.

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Victory and British War medals

Date of Death: 27th February 2014

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Killed in Action 27 February 1917 aged 39

It’s difficult to follow this soldier’s story. His name causes some problems as he seems to have been known as Harry. The 1891 census of Bangor Is y Coed lists two Harry Rogers. They were living at the home of Thomas Hodnett 66 an agricultural labourer and his wife Ann Hodnett.  There is a 29 year old Harry Rogers – a coal miner born in Bangor, Flintshire and there is an 11 year old Harry Rogers grandson also born in Bangor.

It has not proved possible so far to locate him on any other census.

UK Soldiers who Died in The Great War 1914 -19 accessible on www.ancestry.co.uk confirms all the regimental details above and adds that he enlisted in Wrexham.

There is an index card for him in the Flintshire Roll of Honour at the County Record Office in Hawarden. It says his name was Henry Leo Rogers and gives the address Whitchurch Road Bangor. It confirms that he served in the King’s own Liverpool Regiment and his number. It tells us that he served from 6th June 1915 and was killed in action in Salonika aged 39 the date of death being given as 27th February 1917. The card names his wife as Elizabeth Rogers of Station Road Bangor.