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Lawrence Browning Rogers

In memory of:

Lieutenant Lawrence Browning Rogers

October 30, 1917

Military Service


Age:

38

Force:

Army

Unit:

5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment)

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Born:

December 17, 1878

Enlistment:

February 11, 1915
Sweetburg (Cowansville), Quebec

Son of Major John and Hattie Duncan Rogers, of Montreal, Quebec. Husband of Janet May Weaver Rogers, of Montreal, Quebec.

Commemorated on Page 318 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Panel 30 and 32

Location:


The Menin Gate Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town of Ypres (now Ieper) in the Province of West Flanders, on the road to Menin and Courtrai. It bears the names of 55,000 men who were lost without trace during the defence of the Ypres Salient in the First World War. Designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield and erected by the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission, it consists of a Hall of Memory", 36.6 metres long by 20.1 metres wide. In the centre are broad staircases leading to the ramparts which overlook the moat, and to pillared loggias which run the whole length of the structure. On the inner walls of the Hall, on the side of the staircases and on the walls of the loggias, panels of Portland stone bear the names of the dead, inscribed by regiment and corps. Carved in stone above the central arch are the words:


TO THE ARMIES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE WHO STOOD HERE FROM 1914 TO 1918 AND TO THOSE OF THEIR DEAD WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE.

Over the two staircases leading from the main Hall is the inscription:

HERE ARE RECORDED NAMES OF OFFICERS AND MEN WHO FELL IN YPRES SALIENT BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH.

The dead are remembered to this day in a simple ceremony that takes place every evening at 8:00 p.m. All traffic through the gateway in either direction is halted, and two buglers (on special occasions four) move to the centre of the Hall and sound the Last Post. Two silver trumpets for use in the ceremony are a gift to the Ypres Last Post Committee by an officer of the Royal Canadian Artillery, who served with the 10th Battery, of St. Catharines, Ontario, in Ypres in April 1915."

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Lawrence Browning Rogers– Credit: Stephanie Innes, great granddaughter
  • Inscription on Menin Gate– Inscription on the Menin Gate … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of Menin Gate– Menin Gate … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of LAWRENCE BROWNING ROGERS– Colorized version of original photo
  • Attestation Papers– Source: Library and Archives Canada Farmer Rogers is the officer in the popular story about a teddy bear being carried into action overseas even unto death.
  • Attestation Papers
  • Teddy Bear– Treasured keepsakes: Ten-year-old Aileen Rogers sent this teddy bear to her father, hoping that it would keep him safe. Following Lawrence Rogers’ death at Passchendaele, soldiers found the teddy bear in his pocket.  It was returned to the Rogers family. This memento served as a precious link to the husband and father the family would never see again.

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