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.
Personal details have been collected from official Service Records and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. Some of the additional information has been provided by War Diaries, Libera Me (G.E. Spittael), Polder Fighting (R.W. Catsburg), Veterans Affairs Canada, WW2 Talk, Aircrew Remembered and other sources. The commonwealth-adegem.com website is not responsible for incorrect information.
Everything has been collected and processed voluntarily by Michael van de Velde, Netherlands. Along the way I had great support from expert researchers and other volunteers. Thank you!