1973 – Rodgers, Wilfred
Mr. Wilfred Rodgers (59) of 37, Spital Lane, Chesterfield, had worked at Markham Colliery for over 30 years. He saw active service with the 8th Army in the famous North Africa campaign of 1942, including the decisive battle at El Alamein. He returned to Markham after demobilization. He leaves a widow, a son and a daughter. Cremation is today at 2.30 p.m. at Chesterfield.
Research by Sandra Struggles:
Wilfred Rodgers was a Ripper at Markham Colliery. He lived at 37 Spital Lane, Chesterfield where he had lived nearly all of his life. He served with the Royal Artillery and 8th Army.
He was a keen gardener.
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