Les Rogers (footballer)

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Les Rogers
Personal information
Full name Leslie Joseph Rogers
Date of birth 25 June 1896
Place of birth Footscray
Date of death 4 August 1916(1916-08-04) (aged 20)
Place of death Western Front
Original team(s) Yarraville
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1915 Essendon 3 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1915.
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Leslie Joseph Rogers (25 June 1896 – 4 August 1916, born Leslie Joseph Collins) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Essendon in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

Rogers, a wingman, came from Yarraville originally and played only three games at Essendon before joining the Army.[1]

As a Private, Rogers fought on the Western Front with the 23rd Battalion[2] and was killed in action.[3]

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