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poppyOn this day one hundred years ago one soldier of the 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment died of wounds (DOW) in France.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.

Ambrose Rogerson was born and enlisted in Preston. He was 35 years old and had joined the Special Reserve in September having been ‘time expired’ from service in the 3rd East Lancashire Regiment (No. 8357). Since this time he had worked as a crane driver. He had only been in France since 29th November 1914.

Ambrose had a wife named Sarah (nee Allison) and two children; Margret and Ambrose. They lived at 11 Sleddon Street, Preston.

His service papers state he died at No. 5 Clearing Station, Hazebrouk as a result of wounds sustained during a bomb explosion (6th December 1914).

A local newspaper reported his death.


Rank: Private
Service No: 3451
Date of Death: 14/12/1914 (DOW)
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.

* SDGW incorrectly reports that Private Rogerson was killed in action (KIA) on 14th December, however his service papers and a newspaper article show he actually died of wounds (DOW) sustained during the bombing.



Total Casualties to date (inclusive)

cross 405

1st Battalion: 343 – Worst day: 14/09/1914 (85)
2nd Battalion: 50 – Worst day: 04/11/1914 (49)

1/4th Battalion: 3
1/5th Battalion: 3

New Armies
7th Battalion: 1
10th Battalion: 1

Reserves and Home Service
Depot: 2
3rd Battalion: 1
Unknown: 1

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