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Rogerson A A P     Pte    2428

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918



Sergeant A A P Rogerson, The Herald 9 Feb 1918.


Rogerson A A P     Pte    2428    Alfred Arthur Percy      7 Inf Bn    18    Inkmaker    Single    C of E       

Address:    Moonee Ponds, Maribyrnong Rd, 22 

Next of Kin:    Rogerson, C B, father, 22 Maribyrnong Rd, Moonee Ponds

                                                        21 Primrose St, Moonee Ponds    (by 30 Oct 1916)

                                                        106 Ascot Vale Rd, Flemington     (by 18 Sep 1917)   

                                                        60 Nicholson St, Essendon           (by 26 Feb 1919)

Enlisted:    7 May 1915       

Embarked:     A64 Demosthenes 16 Jul 1915   


Relatives on Active Service:

Rogerson-C-C-Pte-7687 brother



Date of Death:  Between 23/07/1916 and 26/07/1916

CWGC: Son of Christopher Brooke Rogerson and Amy Rogerson, of Nicholson St., Essendon, Victoria, Australia.



Sergeant Alfred A. Rogerson, son of Mr C. B Rogerson, of 25 Primrose street, Moonee Ponds, has been missing in France...... Nothing has been heard ........ Sgt Rogerson left Australia.......... and was at Gallipoli. 


ROLL OF HONOR. (1916, September 7). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning.. Retrieved February 6, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74594049  


The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Rogerson's youngest daughter, Annie, took place at St. Thomas' Church, Essendon, on Saturday, 16th December, to Mr. John Lewis, son of Mr. Thos. Lewis, signalman, Essendon. The wedding was a quiet one, owing to two brothers of the bride being away at the front, one of whom is reported missing since 23rd July last. The breakfast was held at the residence of the bride's parents, 21 Primrose street, Moonee Ponds, only relatives being present. Numerous presents were received.


SOCIAL BREVITIES. (1916, December 29). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning.. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74601238


Red Cross Missing and Wounded Enquiry Bureau Correspondence


He was killed at Delville Wood in July about 60 yards from me.  He was hit by shell  and was killed outright.  We held the ground.  Very few were buried.  

Informant A E Batkin 3056

54th AIF

H S Dunluce Castle


Delver Wood in July I was close to him when he was killed by a shell out in no man's land. I knew him well.  We held the ground and did not lose it after.

Ref: Sgt Dunbar

Ward 34 Harefield


I saw him blow up by a shell as he was going across in a bombing party at Pozieres in the morning of Tuesday July 25th at about 10.30 am.   Two or three men were together with him and they were all blown up.   He was missing afterwards. I was about 15 or 20 yards away, and had to go on.  I did not see him again.  I think the shell blew him to pieces, and buried him.  He was the only Rogerson in the Co.  He was Sgt in 8 Platoon and was in charge of the Co bombers.

Reference: Cpl H Lewis 2854 B Co

Conv Camp  No 1 ADBD Etaples

8 Sep 1916.


A soldier advised the authorities that he knew Rogerson to be in a prisoner of war camp in Germany, and in April 1917 his father writes a letter to his son praying for his safe return.  The report, however,  was false. 

Australian War Memorial Collection




ROGERSON. Killed in action in Pozieres, 26/7/16 (previously reported missing 23rd to 26th Jul, 1916), 2428, Sergt. A. A. P. Rogerson, second youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Rogerson, 106 Ascot Vale road, Flemington, loving brother of Ethel, Leslie, Annie, Chas. Chris (on active service in France) and Robert.

One of the best, a loving son,

A brother so kind and true;

So dearly loved, so sadly missed

By everyone he knew.

-Inserted by his sorrowing parents, brothers and sisters.


Family Notices. (1917, July 26). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved May 19, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74603240


Describing the death of Sergeant A. A. P. Rogerson, of the 7th Battalion,
Captain James Bowtell-Harris writes: "On July 26, 1916, we were engaged in
one of the biggest bomb attacks that have taken place in France. It began
at 3 a.m., and hand to hand fighting with grenades and bayonets lasted for
nine hours. More than 25,000 grenades were thrown. I lost 90 bombers, in-
cluding your son. The last that was seen of him was when he was leading
a small party of men against a number of Germans."

Sergeant Rogerson was previously reported missing. He was 19 years of
age, and was a son of Mr and Mrs Rogerson, of 106 Ascot Vale road,



(Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) 9 February 1918: 6. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article242435679.



War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall L-R

Ascot Vale State School

St Paul's Anglican Church, Ascot Vale*

St Thomas' Anglican Church (A G)*

St Thomas' Memorial Hall

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour Missing



In Memoriam

ROGERSON.--In sad and loving mem-

ory of our dear son, Sergeant Alfred

A. P. Rogerson, who was killed in

action on 26th July, 1916, at Pozieres.

Gone is the face we loved so dear,

Silent the voice we loved to hear;

A painful shock, a blow severe,

To part with one, we loved so dear.

No one knows how much we miss him,

Friends may think the wound is healed ;

But they little know the sorrow

Deep within our hearts concealed.

(Inserted by his loving father and mother,

106 Ascot Vale rd., Flemington, and brother,

Charles, on active service.)

No In Memoriam notices in the Argus to 1919,

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