Born: 1872, West Ham, Essex.

Baptised: 25th August 1872, at All Saint’s Church, West Ham.

Died: 11th November 1900; age: 28; Died from Wounds at Bothaville, Free State, South Africa.

Residence: 48, Ann Street, Ipswich.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 72991.

Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery, ‘U’ Battery, South Africa Field Force.


Clasps Awarded: Paardeberg, Dreifontein, Relief of Kimberley & Transvaal.




1881   6, Winslade Road, Hackney, London.

Alfred was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Owen Alfred Rogers, 33, a Railway Ticket Collector, born West Ham, Essex.

Louisa Jane Rogers (nee Francis), 37, born Clapton, Middlesex.

Amelia Rogers, 7, born West Ham.

Edith May Rogers, 3, born Clapton.


In 1898, Ipswich, Alfred married Ellen Sarah Newson, born 1871, Debenham, Suffolk – daughter of John Newson, a farm labourer and Ellen Newson, of Back Lane, Debenham.

They had 1 daughter:

Edith Mary Pretoria Rogers, born July 1900, Ipswich.

The Boer War.

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