ROGERS, Osborne Thomas

No.18254, Private, Osborne Thomas ROGERS
Aged 29

7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died of his Wounds on Sunday, 27th February 1916

Osborne Thomas Rogers was born in Hundon on 9th May 1886 (Risbridge Q2-1886 4A:647), baptised in Hundon All Saints on 1st August 1886 son of Thomas and Amy ROGERS (née OSBORN).

He was admitted to Hundon Board School in April 1890, leaving 9th November 1896

1891 census...aged 4, Thomas (jun) was at Lower Road, Hundon with his father Thomas ROGERS [39] farm labourer; his mother Amy [36]; sisters Jessie [17], Martha [10], Hannah [8], Maria [6], Eva [3] and Clara [1]. All were born in Hundon.

1901 census...Aged 14, a butcher's boy, he was at The Street, Hundon with his parents, sisters Jessie, Maeria, Eva, Clara and Any [5] born Hundon); brother George [9] Amy and George both born in Hundon.

1911 census...Aged 24, a butcher's assistant, he was at The Street with his widowed mother; sisters Jessie and Amy.

All civilian records show him as Thomas ROGERS, "Osborne" is largely ignored, except by the military.

He enlisted in Clare and died at No.33 Casualty Clearing Station in Bethune
Dying of his wounds and no service record being found, it cannot be said exactly where or when he was wounded. At the end of February 1916 the 2nd Suffolks were just south of Ypres, working parties and sporadic casualties. Several wounded when a mine was exploded on 20th

photo: Rodney Gibson

photo: Rodney Gibson

Osborne Rogers is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, grave 5:A:41

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