Category: Military
Rank: Sapper
Regiment or Ship: 2nd Home Counties Royal Engineers (T)
Service Number(s): 2045; 534660
Occupation: Steam Wood Sawyer
Date of Birth: 1879
Place of Birth: Rotherfield, Sussex
Date of Death: 1958
Place of Death: Battle registration district.Address: 121 Windsor Road, Bexhill on Sea

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Family Information

Parents:          Ezra Rogers (1835-1899) and Amy Harriett Rogers, nee Dadswell, (1839-1894). Ezra was working as an Agricultural Labourer in 1891 and living in Rotherfield.

Siblings:     Frank Rogers, born 1873 in Rotherfield.

In 1900 Amos married Mary Ann (Polly) Marshall in the Battle registration area and they had three children – all born in Bexhill: George, born 1901; Elizabeth (Lizzie), born 1903; and Rosie, born 1905.

Amos and Polly lived at 121 Windsor Road from 1909 until 1915 but by 1919 had moved to 102 Windsor Road. In the 1911 census Amos gave his occupation as Carman but when he enlisted he stated he was a (Steam) Wood Sawyer employed by W. T. Harding, 1 Devonshire Terrace, Furniture Removers.

First World War Experience

Amos enlisted in May 1915 and served in France.  He was demobbed on 21st April 1918 when he was transferred to the Army Reserves.

He was 5’ 11½” tall, had a chest measurement of 36” (expanded by 3”), vision 6/6, and his physical development was Good.

Amos was awarded both the Victory Medal and the British War Medal which he received on 9th February 1922.

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