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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) Summerville, Yarmouth Co., 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 Willard Rogers (1869-1946) and Florence Minetta (Smith) Rogers (1881- 1958), of Pleasant Lake, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, and the brother of Annie Laura (Rogers) Thibodeau (b. 1902), Frances Amelia (Rogers) Manning (1904-1968), Elsie May Rogers (1911-1981), and George Norman Rogers (1914-1994). 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. On November 21, 1943, at 5:50 pm, while in the San Pietro area, Italy, Private Rogers and Private Moreash were accidentally wounded by gunshots while standing near the cookhouse at “C” Company Headquarters. Private Moreash was wounded in the left arm and Private Rogers fell to the ground. Both were promptly evacuated for medical attention and Private Rogers died from the gun shot wounds. Private Charles Willard Rogers is interred at the Moro River Canadian War Cemetery.
Charles Willard Rogers
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