Amos RODGERS

Driver

Royal Field Artillery 81277 115th Brigade H.Q

Notes
The Fritchley-born Rodgers brothers, Amos, George, James plus Frederick Wragg, were the sons of William and Harriet Rodgers. Frederick Wragg was born to their mother, Harriett Wragg, in 1886 before she married William Rodgers in 1889. William and Harriett were to lose three of their sons.

1918 Crich voters
Amos Rodgers, Bowmer Lane; absent on military service.

William Rodgers married Harriet Wragg Q2 of 1889

Born in 1889, Amos worked as an engine driver before joining the Royal Field Artillery. He entered France in September 1915 and was transferred to Salonika where he died on 20th October 1918. He was buried at Struma Military Cemetery.

The Salonika Campaign was part of the Greek/Bulgarian Campaign and for every man killed in battle three died of malaria or flu. In the Battle of Doiran, or Vardar or Strumica Valley, British troops were massacred charging through their own gas, unprotected, up a sheer hillside. This is a forgotten battle which is barely reported. There were about four thousand dead.

Crich WW1 memorial

Plaque to the fallen in Crich church

Amos Rodgers remembered on St Mary's Church memorials

Amos, James and Frederick Rodgers are remembered on the Sawmills Memorial

Saw Mills war memorial

Sawmills memorial in the Village Hall

Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star Medals.
Entered France 20/09/15; died

Ancestry Record
Died 20 October 1918 in Salonika. He enlisted in Ripley, Yorks as driver in the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. Army number 81277

The Salonika Campaign was part of Greek/Bulgarian Campaign – for every one killed in battle three died of malaria or flu. In the Battle of Doiran, or Vardar or Strumica Vallery British troops were massacred charging through their own gas, unprotected, up a sheer hillside. A forgotten battle barely reported.There were about 4000 dead. The war in Salonika ended 18/9/18.
Information courtesy Martyn Offord.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Name RODGERS AMOS
Initials A
Nationality United Kingdom
Rank Driver
Regiment/Service Royal Field Artillery
Unit 115th Bde. H.Q
Date of Death 20/10/18
Service No 81277
Additional Information Son of William and Harriett Rodgers, of Bull Bridge, Ambergate, Derby
Casualty type Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference VII. J. 4.
Cemetery STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY

War Graves Certificate from WW1 toAlos Rodgers

 

CENSUS INFORMATION

1891 Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Rodgers Head 28 Coal miner Fritchley
Harriet Rodgers wife 26   Crich
Amos Rodgers son 1   Fritchley

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1901: Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Rodgers Head 39 General labourer Fritchley
Harriet Rodgers wife 36   Crich
Amos Rodgers son 11   Fritchley
James Rodgers son 8   Fritchley
Annie Rodgers daughter 7   Crich
Mary Rodgers daughter 5   Crich
George W Rodgers son 3   Fritchley
Emily Rodgers daughter 6 mo   Fritchley

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1911: Fritchley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Rodgers Head 48 Lime burner Fritchley
Harriett Rodgers wife 46   Crich
Fred Rodgers son 25 Labourer in quarry Crich
Amos Rodgers son 22 Engine driver Fritchley
James Rodgers son 19 Miner underground Fritchley
Annie Rodgers daughter 17 Hosiery worker Crich
Polly Rodgers daughter 15 French polisher Crich
George Rodgers son 13   Fritchley
Emily Rodgers daughter 10   Fritchley

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