The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Company Quartermaster Sergeant W E Rogers


Company Quartermaster Serjeant William Edward ROGERS, G/2269, 7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment.

Born Trinity, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, enlisted 8th September 1914, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, age 27, height 5ft 6 inches, resided 7 Golding Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Formerly driver.

Previously served in 4th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, Service No.707. from 12th March 1909, living at 6 Varney Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Employed as a joiner for Mr Peat. Annual Training at Dover, 19th May 1909 to 5th June 1909; Dover, 23rd July 1910 to 6th August 1910; Crowborough, 27th July 1911 to 13th August 1911; Worthing, 1912, on leave; Seaford, 1913, on leave.

Husband of Elsie Ada Rogers (nee Shoesmith), 7 Golding Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Married 16th April 1911, Parish Church Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Home, 8th September 1914 to 25th July 1915; BEF, 26th Ju1y 1915 to 14th September 1918; 14th September to 27th September 1918. leave to UK; BEF, 28th September 1918 to 19th March 1919.

3rd March 1915, appointed Lance Corporal; 26th June 1915, promoted Corporal; 5th August 1916, appointed Lance Sergeant; 2nd October 1916, promoted Sergeant and appointed Acting Company Quartermaster Serjeant; 25th May 1917, confirmed in rank of Company Quartermaster Serjeant; 19th March 1919, transferred to Reserve demobilized to 7 Golding Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

May 1924, disability claim to Ministry of Pensions, for pulmonary (assessed at not attributable to service); Tuberculosis (non aggravated by service), claim rejected.


London Gazette 3rd June 1919.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Meritorious Service Medal to the following Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and men, in recognition of valuable services rendered with the Armies in France and Flanders:

Royal West Kent Regiment - G/2269 Coy. /Q.M. Sjt Rogers, W E., 7th Battalion (Tunbridge Wells).

This page was last updated on 14-Aug-2012.

Copyright © 2008 Janet & Richard Mason