Walter Shaw Rodgers (c.1898-1918)

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Walter Shaw Rodgers

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

RODGERS, WALTER SHAW. Private. No 30394. 'A' Company, 11th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment (Hull Tradesmen). Born Holmfirth. Son of Dyson and Mary Rodgers, 197 Woodhead Road, Holmbridge, Holmfirth. Educated Dobb School. Attended Hinchliffe Mill Wesleyan School. Employed as a motor man with Messrs Henry Mitchell and Sons, provision dealers. Enlisted May 1917. Trained at Brocton Camp, Rugeley, and North Shields. Embarked for France on 30.3.1918, three days before his 19th birthday. Reported missing at the Battle of Hazebrouck, 12.4.1918 and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date, aged 19. Has no known grave. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission