Rank: Private
Number: 10452
Unit: 2nd Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 3 October 1915
Age: 19
Cemetery: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Rodger was born in the parish of St Paul's C of E Church, Stockport, the son of Sarah Davenport, 17 Providence Street, Heaton Norris. He worked as a cotton doubler at McConnell's, Ancoats, Manchester and is included in the company's entry in the Manchester Book of Honour (page 499).

He enlisted in August 1914 and will have started training. The 2nd Battalion was a regular army unit and arrived back from India in December 1914 and left for France in early January. It is likely that Rodger will have joined them later as a replacement for one of the regulars who had already been killed or injured. On 3 October he was involved in severe fighting at the Battle of Loos. At rollcall, he was posted as "missing". It would be another year before the War Office made an official presumption that he must have been killed. Rodger's body was never found and identified.

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