George Rogers was born in 1891 in Shelton. Both his parents had died by 1894. He and a brother were listed as boarders at a farm in Longsdon in 1901 and his half sister and two other brothers were living with an aunt and uncle. In 1911 aged 18, he was working as a servant cowman at Grange Farm, Butterton within Trentham parish. He was single.
He enlisted in 1915 and joined the 8th Battalion of the Prince of Wales North Staffs Regiment. He was a private and his regimental number was 13000.
He died of wounds on 27 July 1917 at Flanders, aged 25. Locre Hospice Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen Belgium.