The War Diaries of Roger Stamp: March 1918

The War Diaries of Roger Stamp: March 1918

Roger’s diary continues on from February 1918

Friday 8th March 1918 – Again to Hill House today and had a good time, on Wednesday last (March 6th) was at a private party.

Thursday 14th March 1918 – Again to Hill House.

This is where Rogers diaries finish.

From his pension records it seems he was at Ripon Command Depot when he was transferred to the Army reserve class P in June 1918. He returned to work at Ropners shipyard and in 1923 he travelled to the USA to work in the shipyards in Los Angeles. He became an American citizen in 1941 and worked for the LA parks department. He never married and died there on 12th May 1953 aged 58. His cremated remains were returned to Stockton and interred in the family grave at Durham Road Cemetery.

For his service in WW1 he was awarded 1914/15 star, British war medal, Victory medal and Silver War Badge.