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John & Ralph Rogerson WW1 Records

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Roger Report 19 Oct 2012 21:43


I am desperately trying to track down the military history of my grandfather and his brother during WW1. My grandfather was John Rogerson from Widnes, Lancs, and I believe he saw service with the Royal Army Medical Corps. I have a photo of him with his parents in which he appears to wearing a 'hospital uniform' and I know he was a total invalid by 1948. He was born in 1896. His brother Ralph Rogerson was born in 1891 also in Widnes and I think he saw service with the Royal Army Bicycle Corps ! I would be eternally grateful if anyone could supply me with any details of either brothers' military history and offer my thanks in advance.

Best regards to all,

Roger :-D


BatMansDaughter Report 19 Oct 2012 21:53


these are possibles with the RAMC;

John Rogerson Royal Army Medical Corps 120

John Rogerson Royal Army Medical Corps 2181

John Rogerson Royal Army Medical Corps 121056

Not sure which 1 though.

sadly alot of WW1 service papers were burnt in the 2nd WW


BatMansDaughter Report 19 Oct 2012 21:56

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 about Ralph Rogerson
Name: Ralph Rogerson
Regiment or Corps: Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial), Army Cyclist Corps (T), Army Cyclist Corps (T)
Regimental Number: 1897, T4/251838, 2584


Reggie Report 19 Oct 2012 22:12

Only 30% of WW1 records survived enemy action in WW2


Roger Report 20 Oct 2012 11:01

Thanks so much for your replies. Q. to BatMansDaughter - what do the numbers after the respective John Rogerson's mean ? Are they their army numbers ? Think you're spot on with Ralph, wasn't sure if he was in the RAMC or the RABC, seems it was both ! Is there any reference anywhere regards war injured ? I would love to find out where John and Ralph actually served and where John may have been injured, as, as I mentioned I have a photo of him in hospital uniform.

Thanks again for the help,