TitleJohn Arthur Rodgers (1895-1973), Oughtibridge, Sheffield
AdminHistoryJohn Arthur Rodgers (known as 'Jack' Rodgers) was born on 25 Jun 1895 in Worrall, Bradfield, the second of eight children of John Rodgers (a labourer) and his wife Mary Rodgers. By 1901, the family lived at Gate Cottages, Oughtibridge. By 1911, aged 15, John Arthur Rodgers was still living with his family in Oughtibridge and worked as a pony driver in a local coal mine alongside his brothers Willis Rodgers, aged 17, and Edgar Wallace Rodgers, aged 14.

During the First World War, John Arthur Rodgers served as a private in the 11th (Northern) Division, where he was involved in the landing at Suvla Bay in August 1915 (and subsequent evacuation in December 1915) as part of the Gallipoli campaign.

After the war, John Arthur Rodgers returned to Oughtibridge where he resumed work as a miner. He married Margaret Jane Baber at Holy Trinity Church, Idle, Bradford, on 14 Aug 1920. He died in Bradford in Dec 1973 aged 78.
DescriptionFirst World War poems, 1916.
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