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Henry Rogers (1863-1944)

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Henry Rogers (c1863-1944)

1944 Obituary [1]

The death occurred on December 8, 1943, of Mr. Henry Rogers, at his residence at New Oscott, in his 82nd year.

Mr. Rogers was well known as a metallurgist in the non-ferrous and ammunition trades. A Staffordshire man, he came to Birmingham in August 1884 and joined the Birmingham Small Arms and Metal Co.

In 1890 he joined the King's Norton Metal Works under the late Mr. T. R. Bayliss, and was for many years works manager.

On the formation of I.C.I. Metals, Ltd., he took charge of the technical side of metal production from the Birmingham factories.

The M.B.E. was conferred on him in 1918 for war services.

In 1919 he was sent with the late Mr. John Stubbs on a Government mission to report on German metal works.

He was a Life Member of the Birmingham Mechanical Engineers, Original Member of the Institute of Metals, Original Member of the Birmingham Metallurgical Society and first Hon. Treasurer, Member of the Newcomen Society, and the North Staffordshire Field Club, and served on many British Engineering Standards Committees. He retained his interest in technical and historical matters to the end, and was a frequent contributor of papers and notes.

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