1883 Dec 21. Born Chelsea, London
1891 census at 280, Shirland Road, Paddington
1901 census at sea presumably
1906 Jul 14. Earns 2nd Mates Cert.
1911 census at 19 Kingswood Avenue, Willesden, London
1911 Nov 14. Earns 1st Mate Certificate.
1913 Dec 22. Earns Masters Cert
1916 Oct 27 Commissioned Sub-Lt in RNR Navy record
1920 Nov 1. Joined ADRIC with service no 945. Posted to H Coy . A note says "Intelligence" on register
1920 Dec 28. Promoted Section Leader
1921 Mar 12 . Posted to C Coy
1921 Apr 2 . Posted to Q Coy
1921 Apr 8 A note on the raid on SS Rathlin Head by Q Coy also says "S.S" beside his name , which I assume is Secret Service
1922 Jan 14 . Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC
1923 Feb 27 Arrives in Canada from UK
1938 Jan 7. Arrives in San Francisco . He is in transit and has been living in Hong Kong. Master Mariner
1940 Apr 12. Lt in RNR in WW2
Hong Kong fell to the Japanese on Christmas Day 1941 following a brief but intense period of fighting. During the Japanese occupation, Stanley jail and village were used as a prisoner of war and civilian internment camp and the cemetery, which had not been used for more than 70 years, was reopened for burials from the camp. After the war, the cemetery was extended on its northern side when graves were brought in from civilian burial grounds and isolated sites in the surrounding country.
1942 Mar 11. Died as a Japanese POW. Had been with HMS Tamar. HMS Tamar was the name for the Royal Navy's base in Hong Kong from 1897 to 1997. It took its name from HMS Tamar, a ship that was used as the base until replaced by buildings ashore. He is buried at Stanley Military Cemetery, Hong Kong CWGC. ROGERSON, Lieutenant, THOMAS JOHN, H.M.S. Tamar. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. 11th March 1942. Age 52. Son of Charles and Annie Rogerson; husband of Elsie Kate Rogerson, of East Croydon, Surrey. 1. A. 94.