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5059   Lieutenant John Rogers D.C.M.
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 21/04/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders (British Army)
Died: 13/06/1918 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 41
Summary      
John Rogers was the son of Francis and Mary Rogers. He was born about 1877. John Rogers joined the army in 1894. Lieutenant (and Quartermaster) John Rogers received the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). He lived with his wife Mary in Glasgow. Lieutenant John Rogers was assaulted in Callander, north of Glasgow, in June 1918. Lieutenant John Rogers died at the 1st Scottish General Hospital, Aberdeen on the 13th June 1918 of ‘cut throat haemorrhage shock’. He was 41 years old. The CWGC record Lieutenant (and Quartermaster) John Rogers as the son of Francis and Mary Rogers of Cookstown, County Tyrone.
Further Information
John Rogers was the son of Francis and Mary Rogers. He was born about 1877 in the parish of Derryloran, Cookstown.
Prior to enlisting John had been a salesman.
John Rogers was eighteen years old when he enlisted in Glasgow on 4th June 1894, joining the Gordon Highlanders.
His father’s address was 36 Chapel Street, Cookstown
John Rogers served in East India, Egypt, and South Africa.
Lieutenant (and Quartermaster) John Rogers was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.), probably in South Africa.
He was also awarded included the Indian Mutiny Medal, with Clasp, for the Punjab campaign.
John Rogers married Mary Jane Kane on 14th October 1904, presumably in Glasgow.
They lived at 685 Garscube Road, Glasgow and at 320 Baltic Street, Bridgetown Street Glasgow.
Lieutenant John Rogers served in France from13th August 1914 until 19th November 1917.
Lieut Rogers was discharged on 19th November 1917 and became Lieutenant (Quartermaster).
Lieutenant John Rogers was assaulted in Callander, north of Glasgow, in June 1918.
Lieutenant Rogers died at the 1st Scottish General Hospital, Aberdeen on the 13th June 1918 of ‘cut throat haemorrhage shock’. He was 41 years old.
Lieutenant J Rogers was buried at home in St. Kentigern’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Glasgow.
John Rogers gravestone
Lieutenant Rogers is not listed in Evening Times Roll of Honour 1918-19. Nor is he listed in Glasgow Roll of Honour 1914-18.
The CWGC record Lieutenant (and Quartermaster) John Rogers as the son of Francis and Mary Rogers of Cookstown, County Tyrone.
Many thanks to Wesley Wright who uncovered also all of the the information here.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Cookstown area Cookstown Central CWGC lists parents in Cookstown area 54.647332 -6.740367
References and Links
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1 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here (2)
2 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here (1)
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Lieutenant John Rogers's grave can be purchased here (2)
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Lieutenant John Rogers's grave can be purchased here (1)
5 Wartime Memories Project Details of Lieut John Rogers D.C.M.
6 Wikipedia - Callander Callander, Scotland
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2018