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Francis Rogers

RMS Carpathia Able Seaman

Mr Francis Rogers was born in Liverpool, England on 16 May 1887 1 and baptised in St Anne’s Church on 25 May. Born into a Roman Catholic family of Irish descent, he was the son of Bernard Rogers, a bookkeeper, and Mary McGee, of Liverpool and Upton, Cheshire, respectively. He had at least six siblings.

First working as a tea packer, Rogers joined the Royal Navy as a deck boy in May 1902 and served aboard at least eight naval vessels between then and his discharge as an ordinary seaman in June 1906. In April 1912 Rogers was an able seaman aboard the Carpathia when that ship rescued the survivors of the Titanic disaster. 

Rogers later left the sea and worked in the tobacco industry; in July 1925 he was married to Mary Mitchelmore (b. September 1890) and their only child, Margaret Frances, was born in 1929. 

Francis Rogers died in Liverpool in August 1948 and was buried in Yew Tree Cemetery (grave 2D 160) on 1 September. 

Notes

  1. Birthdate as per his baptismal record; his naval record and the 1939 register both give the date as 9 May 1887.

Carpathia Crew Summary

Name: Mr Francis Rogers
Age: 24 years 10 months and 30 days (Male)
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Able Seaman
Ship: Carpathia

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Bibliography

Brian J. Ticehurst (1996) The Titanic's rescuers : Captain Arthur Rostron and the crew of the Carpathia, (Occasional papers No.7), B & J Printers, ISBN 1871733073
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Acknowledgements

Gavin Bell, UK
Brian J. Ticehurst, UK

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2021) Francis Rogers (ref: #2564, last updated: 6th October 2021, accessed 27th November 2021 17:37:59 PM)
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