Private Albert Benjamin Rogers, 2nd Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Born Gosport

1901 census

Enlisted into Kings Shropshire Light Infantry aged 18

Deserted while serving in Ireland with the 2nd Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Enlisted into the Irish Free State Army (So deserted after 31 Jan 1922)

13 Nov 1922 not listed on the Irish military census

27 July 1923 arrested by British authorities

25 Aug 1923 Court Martial at Tidworth. Charged with desertion, and loss of equipment. Plead Guilty. Sentenced to 1 year imprisonment with Hard Labour. Sentence was not confirmed

30 Aug 1923 Re-trial held at Tidworth. Plead Guilty. Sentenced to 6 months detention.  Had spent 35 days in custody

While in Detention sent with a Draft to India to join 1st Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry (Which had arrived in India 1 Dec 1920)

Invalided home from India

1926 Convicted at Goole

1929 House breaking in Devon and Somerset

1929 Convicted at East Sussex Quarter Sessions for breaking into a Golf Club House at Eastbourne

19 May 1929 Break in Slough and District Co-op, Bath Road, Cippenham

13 May 1930 handed himself in at Wrexham Police Station. Committed to Burnham

30 May 1930 Bound over for £10

Address: Annersley House, Woodfalls, Downton, Salisbury