Edward George Rathbun Rogers signature

Edward George Rathbun Rogers, a bank clerk, signed up in Kingston on this day in 1916. He was born in Deseronto on September 13th, 1894, the son of Frank J. Rogers (manager of the Bank of Montreal in Deseronto between 1893 and 1896) and Ann (née Read). His name was Edward George Fitzgerald Rogers when his birth was registered. Frank died in 1897 and Ann in 1908. Edward gave his next of kin as his eldest sister, Frances Aileen Rogers.

Rogers joined the 50th (Queen’s) Battery with the regimental number 318990. He was five feet eight and a half inches tall, with a fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. He signed up again on February 28th, 1917, this time joining the 72nd (Queen’s) Battery.

Edward survived the war and married Edith Pearl Moffat in Toronto on September 22nd, 1924.