Lance Corporal Thomas William Rogerson

Thank you to Wendy Shuttleworth for the following research.

Thomas William Rogerson was born in Dorking in 1874 and baptised on 8th September 1876 to Frank Eustace and Mary.

In 1881, Thomas, his parents and his sister, Mary were living in Chertsey, Frank was working as an accountant.

In 1891, Thomas was a pupil at school in Toddington, Bedfordshire. 

In 1901, the family were in Rochester House, Herne Hill, London. Frank was working as a commercial traveller. Thomas was working as a commercial clerk.

In 1911, Frank was visiting James and Florence Ward in Clapham, and was working as a clerk patenting dog food.

Thomas married Beatrice, but there are no more details on record.

Thomas joined the Wiltshire Regiment with a regimental number of 10011. He transferred to the Artisan Works Company, Royal Engineers with a regimental number of 246023. At the time of his death he was a Lance Corporal.

Thomas was killed in action on 24th August 1918 in France. He was buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery Wimille, II. D. 49. He was 44.

Born Dorking, Surrey
Lived London
Son of
Frank Eustace and Mary Rogerson
Regiment Artisan Works Company, Royal Engineers
Number 246023
Date of Death 24th August 1918
Place of Death France
Cause of Death Killed in action
Age 44
Cemetery Terlincthun British Cemetery Wimille, France