Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Capt. Frank Leslie Rogers

House and time at Malvern: 3, 1932 - 1936.

Regiment: R.A..
Died: 14 March 1942 aged 24 in . Killed on active service.
Cemetery: Birch-In-Rusholme (St. James) Churchyard

Son of Colonel Thomas Leslie Rogers, O.B.E., and Dorothy Frazer Rogers, of Rusholme, Manchester, and Glenarthur, Netley St., Farnborough, Hants.
Army VI. School Prefect. Head of House. Cricket XI 1934-36. Football XXII. Fives Cols.
Royal Artillery attd. 51 Sqdn. Royal Air Force

Accidentally killed whilst flying on duty, March 1942.

'Contemporaries of F. L. Rogers will mourn the loss of a staunch friend and cheery companion. From his early days at Malvern he showed promise as a cricketer and was in the XI in his second year while still a junior. A useful bowler, a bat to send in when the game needed pulling round, it was in the field that he made his mark, where—as first slip—he combined an appearance of sleepy boredom with the ability to connect with any ball within reach. But his ability was not limited to cricket, and in addition to three successive years in the XI, he was Head of House, College Prefect, a C.S.M. in the Corps, and gained his XXII at Football and a Fives Colour. From Malvern he went on to Woolwich and was gazetted (R.A.) in 1938.
He was in France in the first month of the War and remained there until his safe return from Dunkirk. "Thereafter he became interested in the bearing of air observation upon artillery, and it was while engaged on this specialised work that he met his death accidentally while flying. So ends a career of promise, and so departs one whose quiet good humour and sound common sense endeared him to his many friends. To his parents and sister we would extend our deepest sympathy.' (Malvernian, Jul 1942)