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  Private Robert Lindsay Rogers Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 40th Battalion/25th Battalion Regimental Number: 415516 Rank: Corporal; 40th Battalion (2nd Reinforcing Draft ) Private: 25th Battalion Date of Birth: March 9, 1882 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia   Date of Enlistment: April 12, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 33 Height: 5 Feet 4 Inches Trade: Sailor Marital Status: Single   Religion: Wesleyan Next of Kin: (Mother) Mrs Joseph R Rogers, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia   Robert Lindsay was the only son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Rogers, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.  He enlisted with the 40th Battalion in Yarmouth, achieved the rank of Corporal was went overseas.  In England he became impatient with the delay  that kept him from the battlefield and thus, gave up his rank in order to go from the 40th to the 25th Battalion. He was seriously wounded September 16, 1916 and was hospitalized in England.  He returned to the front.  Eleven months later, to the day, while making a charge against the enemy, he was killed. Date of Death: August 16, 1917 Age at Death: 35 Cemetery:   Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France The Vimy Memorial honours all Canadians who served their country in battle during the First World War, and particularly to the 60,000 who gave their lives in France. It also bears the names of 11,000 Canadian servicemen who died in France - many of them in the fight for Vimy Ridge - who have no known grave. Commemorated on Page 318 of the First World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 12 Listed on the Nominal Roll of the  40th Battalion. Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Commonwealth War Grave Commission (Cemetery Information) Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (pp 288-291)  
  Corporal Robert Lindsay Rogers
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