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Paul Amos Rogers

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Paul Amos Rogers

August 10, 1942

Dalhousie Mountain, Pictou, Nova Scotia

Military Service


Service Number:

J/15115

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

31 Operational Training Unit

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45. Mentioned in despatches.

Additional Information


Born:

October 18, 1919
Fielding, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

June 5, 1940
Moncton, New Brunswick

Son of Nelson Burt and Lottie Hazel (nee Gaunce) Rogers, of Fielding, New Brunswick. Husband of Mable Angela (nee Fowler) Rogers, of Edmonton, Alberta.

Brother of Ira, Gifford, Earl, Eddy, Frank, Rodney, Samuel, Eva, Edna and Sergeant Barney Andrew Rogers, who died while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

A dedication service took place at 2:00 p.m. on 10 August 2008, the 66th anniversary of the crash of Hudson bomber, BW 401 which took the lives of four Canadians, Sergeant Howard J. 'Jim' Vincent, Pilot Officer John Kenneth 'Jack' Hobson, Pilot Officer Paul Amos Rogers and Sergeant Arnold William Cooke and Pilot Officer John Bursill from Campbelltown, New South Wales.

The church service which was held at Durham Presbyterian Church followed by family of the crew and other dignitaries being transported to the memorial site where a military-style ceremony took place. There was an unveiling and consecration of the Memorial Stone and Plaque.

Commemorated on Page 111 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

EDMONTON CEMETERY
Alberta, Canada

Grave Reference:

Division L, Grave 1, Block 8

Location:

The cemetery was formerly known as "Edmonton Protestant Cemetery" and contains graves of both world wars. There is also a Cross of Sacrifice, erected after the 1914-1918 War. There are now 80, 1914-1918 and over 50, 1939-1945 War casualties commemorated in this site.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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