Regimental number3163
Place of birthBlackburn, Lancashire, England
Other trainingWeaving
Age on arrival in Australia35
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTram driver
Address7 Vernon Street, East Balmain, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 6.5"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs A M Rogerson, 7 Vernon Street, East Balmain, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 1st Volunteer Bn, East Lancashire Regiment.
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Machine Gun Company
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialCabaret-Rouge British Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row F, Grave No. 16), Souchez, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Wife: Alice ROGERSON, 'Dover', 7 Vernon Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 6342 Pte Walter ROGERSON, Australian Army Medical Corps Details, returned to Australia, 21 December 1917; 3 other brothers in the British Army, one killed.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 55th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

On Command, School of Instruction, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916; rejoined unit, 23 April 1916.

Transferred to 14th Machine Gun Company, Ferry Post, 24 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Exeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 June 1916.

Reported Missing, 20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 14 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 2350111, 4789 Pte W. DUCKETT, 14th Machine Gun Company (patient, No 9 General Hospital, Rouen), 24 May 1917: 'At Fromelles on the 20th July/16 we were in trenches and we went over the top at 5.45 p.m. on that day, our objective being the German trenches about 300 yards to our front. Rogerson was one of a Team of 4 on a M.G. The other 3 it is known were taken Prisoners, they were men called Walker, Temperley and Hart. I saw Rogerson just as we [were] going over the top but not after. I knew him personally. He did return with us and it was supposed he had been taken Prisoner. Nothing more was heard of him after that and his body, so far as I am aware, was not found.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROGERSON George
Red Cross File No 2350111