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Rogers, Russell John “Rusty,” Fairfax, Manitoba, Class of ’18 (B.S.A.) Military Service: Lance Corporal, Reg. No. 15172, Fort Garry Horse, Attestation Papers. Diary Reference: “Went down to 8th Battalion at Metteren [Méteren] to look for [R. J.] Rusty Rodgers and [T. W.] Cogland. Both as near as I could find out, never left England,” 2: 5 Dec ’15; “Wrote to [R. J.] Rodgers,” 2:6 Dec ‘15. Not on honour roll.
Additional Biographical Information:
R. J. Rogers, ’18. First contingent. Many of the boys were a little disappointed when they learned that “Rusty” would not be back this year, but all were proud to learn that he had responded to his country’s call. “Duty never calls one to serve in two places at once,” writes Rusty to a friend. We believe him right, but miss him none the less.
MAC Gazette, v. VIII, No. 1 (Nov 1914, page?)
Undergraduate, R. J. Rogers, 15172, Fort Garry Horse.
University of Manitoba, Archives and Special Collections, Managra, v. XI, No. 1 (Nov 1917), 9.