ROGERS, EVANDER DONALDSON

Birthdate
Birthplace
Glengarry, Ontario, Canada
Age
35
Parents
Son of Alexander Mackie Rogers and Elizabeth Rogers of Slocan City, British Columbia, Canada
Religion
Presbyterian
Occupation
Truck Driver
Service number
K/37706
Engagement
1940-06-18
Disembarked
1944-07-24, France
Date of death
1944-09-26
Died
Belgium, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
British Columbia Regiment, R.C.A.C.
Plot 5 | Row B | Grave 3

"LOVE'S GREATEST GIFT, REMEMBRANCE"

Military grave
Additional info

Qualified Driver I/C (Wheeled) Class 3 on August 1, 1941.

Qualified Driver Mechanic (Tracked) Class 1, Group "C" on September 16, 1941.

Promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal on November 1, 1941.

Promoted to the rank of Corporal on April 16, 1942.

Overseas on May 3, 1942.

Reverts to the rank of Trooper at own request on July 1, 1943.

Awarded Skill at Arms Badge for Driver I/C (Wheeled) on May 31, 1944.

The British Columbia Regiment war diary reports on September 26, 1944:
MR: 068006 (Kruiskenstraat, Kruisken, Belgium) Weather: Mild and dry
The Regiment stood-to at 0600 hrs. We remained at the same location, MR068006, Sheet 21&31: 1/50,000, with the Squadrons patrolling the same areas allotted to them yesterday. The Squadron patrols reported active enemy patrols. The enemy were also doing considerable counter-fire with artillery and mortars. The Driver of one the Unit water vehicles, Trooper Rogers, E.D. was killed by enemy machine gun fire while delivering water to "B" Squadron tanks. The co-driver was not injured.