|Royal Field Artillery||81277||115th Brigade H.Q
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. 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.
Amos, James and Frederick Rodgers are remembered on the Sawmills Memorial
Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star Medals.
Entered France 20/09/15; died
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.
|Regiment/Service||Royal Field Artillery|
|Unit||115th Bde. H.Q|
|Date of Death||20/10/18|
|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|
Soldiers' Effects Book
Amos Rodgers; 115 Bde RFA; Driver 81277; died in Salonica 20.10.18; War Gratuity £19; paid out to"
12.2.19 father William £42 12s 6d
17.12.19 father William £19 0s 0d
|Fred||Rodgers||son||25||Labourer in quarry||Crich|
1918 Crich voters
Amos Rodgers, Bowmer Lane; absent on military service.