ROGERS, Francis Cecil
(Service number 47085)

Aliases Frank. Birth registered Francis Thistle Rogers.
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Rifleman


Date 2 November 1892 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Guise Street, Temuka
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs F. ROGERS (mother), Temuka; Mrs B. M. ROGERS (wife), C/o Mr D. E. King, Orakipaoa, Temuka
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With 3 NZ Rifle Brigade

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Tubercle of lung - 25% permanent disability - Cashmere Military Sanatorium

Post-war Occupations


Date 27 May 1973 Age 80 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Francis Cecil Rogers, known as Frank, was the third son of William Henry (Henry) and Margaret Fanny (Fanny, née Bryan) Rogers. It appears that he had a twin brother who is presumed to have died at birth. Frank was educated at Temuka School. Frank married Beatrice Mary King in 1917. Beatrice was his next-of-kin at death. Late in 1917 Mrs H. Rogers, Temuka, received word that her son, Private F. C. Rogers, had been admitted to a hospital in France, suffering from a severely sprained ankle. His brother Arthur David Rogers enlisted for World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [05 February 2020]; NZBDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [05 February 2020]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [05 February 2020]; Timaru Herald, 5 December 1917 (Papers Past) [04 February 2020]

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