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Name: Robert Lindsay Rogers Rank: Private Service Number: 415516 Battalion: 40th Battalion/25th Battalion Date of Birth: March 9, 1882 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: April 12, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 32 Height: 5 Feet, 4 Inches Complexion: fair Eyes: blue Hair: light brown Trade: Sailor Marital Status: Single Religion: Wesleyan Next of Kin: Mrs Joseph R Rogers (Mother) Yarmouth, NS Robert was the only son of Joseph R. Rogers (1845-1897) and Anne Dane (Butler) Rogers (1845- 1919) of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He enlisted with the 40th Battalion in Yarmouth and embarked for England on October 18, 1915. In England the 40th Battalion provided reinforcements to the Canadian Corps in the field and Robert was taken on strength with the 25th Battalion in the field. He was wounded on September 16, 1916 and hospitalized in England. During his recuperation in England, he wrote home a detailed account of his wounding. (see "Stretcher Bearer. Two Men Hit") Once recovered, he returned to the front and eleven months later, to the day, while making a charge against the enemy, he was killed in action. Date of Death: August 16, 1917 Age at Death: 34 Memorial: Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France Commemorated on Page 318 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 12 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the 40th Battalion. Sources: Library and Archives Canada Veterans Affairs Canada
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