Capt Charles Edward Boulderson Rogers MC

1894 Apr 18. Born Reading, Berkshire

1901 census at Kendrick Rise, Reading

1911 census at Kendrick Rise, Reading

1914 Oct 17 Commissioned 2nd Lt.

1915 Mar Married in Reading to Jaine Walker Pike

1916 Dec 11. R. Berks. R. —Temp. Lt. C. E. B. Rogers, Serv. Bn., to be actg. Capt .whilst comdg. a Co., from 11t h Dec. 1916 to 13th Jan. 1917

1917 Mar 3rd. 2nd Royal Berkshire. France: Battalion in Front Line Trenches. On night 3/4th March the Battalion side-slipped to the Left to take up Battle Position. 4 O.R. killed, 6 O.R. wounded. Lieut C.E.B. ROGERS to hospl sick.

1918 Apr 23. MC Citation "T./Lt. Charles Edward Boulderson Rogers, Berks. R. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a party of thirty men to attack an enemy post which he had previously located. The enemy in considerable strength unexpectedly opened a heavy fire with rifle grenades and trench mortars from a strong advanced position. Having silenced the trench mortars with rifle grenades and broken up an enveloping movement by rapid fire, he resolutely led his party forward and forced the enemy to retire. He showed great dash and presence of mind under heavy fire, and exercised a fine control over his men.

1917 May 10. Promoted Capt.

1918 Jun 1 to 1919 Mar 10 served in RAF

1919 Apr/Jun Married Edith K Pettitt

1920 Dec 6. Joined ADRIC with service no 1172. Posted to L Coy

1921 Feb 7. Promoted Section Leader

1921 Jul 2 Posted to Q Coy and promoted Platoon Commander

1921 Nov 2. Posted to Depot and transferred to Ulster Special Constabulary

1927 Jan. Director of an exhibition on Palestine in Northern Ireland. The London Soc for promoting Christianity among Jews were the sponsors

A grainy newspaper photo of him at the exhibition

He was a senior man in Boys Brigade in UK in 1930s

1939 Register at "St Michaels",Preparatory School Hollington Park , Hastings . He is the Headmaster living there with his wife Jane W Rogers

1954 Aug Died Suicide. He shot himself