war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Army Reserve, (Special Reservists)
Attestation of
S/418. Rogers - George. Corps. The Buffs.
George Rogers.
Paris, France.
Age 40 years 6 months.
Occupation. Labourer.
Next of kin (Sister) Mrs Edith Burt, 16, Clarendon Place, Dover.
Enlisted. Canterbury 8th September 1914.
Joined at Canterbury 9/9/14.
The Buffs. D. Attested Pte. 8/9/14.
3rd Posted Pte. 31/9/14.
2. Posted Pte. 12, May 1915.
2nd Missing 24/5/15.
2nd. Killed in action Pte. 24/5/15.
Missing 28, May, 1915.
From whom received.
 W.O. -- Killed in action, field, 24/5/15. Statement made by 843 Pte. Whipps, The Buffs.
Home 8/9/14 to 11/5/15.
BEF. France 12/5/15 to 24/4/15.
Only relative Sister, Edith Rose Burt, age 36, 104, Clarendon Place, Dover. (Signed at the bottom half sister).
(Another)  Next of kin, Sister C. Burt, 116, Clarendon Place, Dover. Crossed out is Sister Edith Burt, 2, Stembrook, Dover, Kent.
War Office.
London S.W.
10th February 1916.
The officer in Charge of Infantry Records Hounslow, is informed is that the report of the death of No. 418, Pte. G. Rogers, 2nd Buffs has been accepted as sufficient evidence for official purposes, and that the date has been assumed to be 24 May 1915. The next of kin should be notified accordingly, and the usual papers prepared, if not already done.
Mrs Burt.
2, Stembrook.
Dover, Kent.
August 30th 1915.
Sir, I am writing to you ------ if you can ---- any further news of Pte. G. Rogers, No. 418, the ---- BEF. France. He left Dover on the 12 May, and I have not had a line of him since the 24th May and on Saturday I met  ------ he told me that he was killed on the ?? May. He told me that Pte. Rogers ----- ----- ---- I should be very much obliged if you could give me any more news of him as it is such a worry to have no news of him.
Yours obedient.
Mrs Burt.
Madam, I reply to your letter of August 30th concerning No. 418 Pte. G. Rogers, 2nd Battalion The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). I regret I have no further news of this soldier. It will enable me to make further investigation, however if you will be good enough to let me know the regimental number, name and battalion of the soldier who informed you that Pte. Rogers was killed on May 24th.
I am Madam 1/c Infantry Records.
Hounslow, 1st September 1915.

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