Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams
Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold
Name / Enw: Rogers, Thomas Edward
Regiment/Catrawd: 10th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private 15179
Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: IV.D.6. (See below. This ref failed to find him)
Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: Belgium
Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals
Date of Death: 17th February 1916
Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:
Died of wounds 17th February 1916
This soldier is a bit of a mystery. We have been unable to positively identify him on the 1901 census but the 1911 census finds him aged 22 living as a boarder in the home of Thomas Jenkins Rees a tin plate worker of Gorseinon Terrace in Swansea area of Glamorgan. This census form tells us that Thomas Edward Rogers had been born in Mold Flintshire and was a furnaceman at the Tin Plate Works. Also boarding with the Jenkins family was another 22 year old tin plate worker from Mold, one Edward Ellis Jones.
UK Soldiers who Died in The Great War 1914-19 accessible on www.ancestry.co.uk gives us the regimental details and death date as above and adds that he enlisted in Loughor – a district of Swansea. It tells us he died of wounds.
His medal card also accessible on ancestry.com gives us the additional information that he first entered a theatre of war in France on 27th September 1915.
UK Army Register of Soldiers effects 1901 to 1929 states that his widow Catherine A Rogers and his children recieved £9.0.9p on the 13th August 1919.
The only clue we have about his family is the ‘in memorium’ notice below placed by an Aunt, Martha Ann.