According to the information on his Memorial Certificate supplied by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Charles Frederick Rogers was born in 1884 but his census information which at the current time is very limited despite extensive research seems to indicate he was born in 1886 in Llanwddyn, Montgomeryshire.
The 1891 census shows him living in Pennant with his Father, William, Mother, Elizabeth, brother Thomas William and sisters Eleanor and Lizzie.
His whereabouts after this period is not known
until 1907 when he enlisted in the 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers where he served in India and Burma before returning to Britain in early February 1914.
It would seem that for some of the eight months after his return from India and before his recall to his Battalion he was employed as a Policeman in the Borough of Shrewsbury as seen in the statement regarding his death recorded in the Border Counties Advertizer at the time.
Military Record including Regimental and Battalion Information
Frederick Charles Rogers military records show that he had joined the army as early as 1907 and had served in both Burma and India before the outbreak of World War One. At this point he was a Corporal in the 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers and after returning to Britain from India in February 1914 he was soon posted to the Western Front (3/10/14) where 27 days later he was to lose his life
Memorial and War Grave Information
Corporal Charles Frederick Rogers
9315 Royal Welsh Fusiliers
is remembered with honour on the Menin Gate.
The memorial bears the names of 54,389 officers and men from United Kingdom and Commonwealth Forces (except New Zealand and Newfoundland) who fell in the Ypres Salient before 16th August 1917 and who have no known grave.