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East Lancs Regiment officers Egypt 1915

The men were soon fighting in Gallipoli. Within a few weeks six were dead.

One was to die in France in 1917. Alan Rodgers (back right) lived on Scott Park Road with his mother and father Robert (front, third from right). Robert wrote to his wife from Gallipoli, “Alan still missing. No news. Fear the worst. Am well.”

Alan’s body was never found, and he is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli.