Private William Robert Rodgers, 189230, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

1902 Oct/Dec Born Aston, Birmingham

1911 census living at 91 Imperial Road, Bordesley Green

1920 Aug 5. Died age 17, shot at Bruree. He died some days later in Barrington's Hospital Limerick from a bullet wound in the lower part of the body.

The RIC showed their appreciation in a letter to the MGC

Son of Charles and Emily Rodgers, of 91, Imperial Rd., Bordesley Green, Birmingham.

Buried Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery CWGC Son of Charles and Emily Rodgers, of 91, Imperial Rd., Bordesley Green, Birmingham.

1920 Oct 8. Compensation case awards £240 to his mother.

1920 Nov 23. Trial of Michael O'Rourke for the murder of Pte Rodgers at the ambush resulted in him being acquitted. The transcript of the trial gives further information on the ambush

British soldiers killed in Ireland