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Charles Willard Rogers Private F/42666 West Nova Scotia Regiment, R.C.I.C. April 29, 1915 (actual year of birth 1916) Yarmouth, NS October 30, 1939 Bridgewater, NS Pleasant Lake, Yarmouth Co., NS 23 5 feet, 5 inches medium blue brown Farmer/Labourer Single Baptist Florence Rogers (Mother) Yarmouth, NS November 22, 1943 27 Moro River Canadian War Cemetery (Italy) VIII. D. 8. Commemorated on page 208 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 27 The 97th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Charles was the son of Watson W. and Florence M. Rogers, of Pleasant Lake, Yarmouth Co., NS He was the brother of George Norman Rogers, Annie L (Rogers) Thibodeau, Frances A. (Rogers) Manning, and Elsie Rogers. Private Rogers enlisted with the West Nova Scotia Regiment on October 30, 1939 and departed Canada at Halifax on December 22, 1939, arriving in Gourock, Scotland on December 31, 1939. He served in the Sicilian Campaign from July 10, 1943 and in Italy after August 3, 1943. At 5:50 pm, on November 21, 1943, while in the San Pietro area, Italy, Private Rogers and Private Moreash were standing near the cook-house, at “C” Company Headquarters when they were wounded by accidental gun shots. Private Moreash was wounded in the left arm; Private Rogers fell to the ground. Both were evacuated for medical attention; Private Rogers died from the gun shot wounds.
Charles Willard Rogers
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