Charles Willard RogersPrivateF/42666 West Nova Scotia Regiment, R.C.I.C. April 29, 1915 (actual year of birth 1916) Yarmouth, NSOctober 30, 1939Bridgewater, NSPleasant Lake, Yarmouth Co., NS235 feet, 5 inchesmediumbluebrownFarmer/LabourerSingleBaptistFlorence Rogers (Mother) Yarmouth, NSNovember 22, 194327Moro River Canadian War Cemetery (Italy)VIII. D. 8.Commemorated on page 208 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 27The 97th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War MemorialCharles 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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