Sgt Walter Thomas Rogers

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Reference WMO260501

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Shropshire Regimental Museum

Shrewsbury Castle

Castle Gates

Shrewsbury

SY1 2AT

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: this is a large round brass Britannia plaque which was presented to relatives of all those servicemen who died. There is a large central figure with lion and laurel wreath in left hand; two dolphins to indicate she ruled the sea too and a rectangular space in which the name is shown.
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on plaque - He died for freedom and honour on museum card - 1914-18 Memorial plaque/in memory of Sgt Walter Thomas Rogers 2/1 / Shrops Yeomanry Rogers served only in Ireland as an instructor/during 1914-18 was and thus received no/war medals. He was drowned (along with 175 others) on his/way home when the RMS Leinster was torpedoed /by a German U-Boat en route from Ireland to UK/on 10 October 1918-the last British passenger /ship to be sunk during World War One

Walter Thomas Rogers

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