1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Gilbert Rodgers

Contributed by: Burnett Pender, on 2008-11-22

Gilbert Rodgers
First Name Gilbert
Surname Rodgers
Year of Birth 1898
Year of Death 1983
Regiment West Yorkshire Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence London

Gilbert's Story

Gilbert joined up in early 1916 adding two years to his true age. He was commissioned on 23rd July 1916 into the Duke of Wellington's West riding Regiment. The next year he transferred to the Royal Flying corps as an Artillery Observer.

Other memories

Anonymous 2008-11-29

In the picture "Practice trench digging?" Gilbert is standing fourth from the left holding the pick-axe. I really would like to know what is the implement which the man to the left of the seated man is holding!

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Anonymous 2008-12-02

This picture of soldiers digging a hole was among Gilbert's stuff when we were clearing his house subsequent to his death in 1983. It had no caption but when one examines it and sees that all but three are very young

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