Martin Henry RODGERS was born 02 April 1904 in West Hartlepool, Northumberland, England. He married Hannah Elizabeth KNIBBS 30 June 1928 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He died 17 December 1969 in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England. Hannah Elizabeth KNIBBS, daughter of Charles KNIBBS and Hannah Elizabeth SMALLWOOD , was born 15 February 1906 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. She died August 1994 in Wolverhampton District, West Midlands, England.


Children of Martin Henry RODGERS and Hannah Elizabeth KNIBBS are:
1. Rex M RODGERS, b. Private
2. Barry William RODGERS, b. Private See Barry William RODGERS & Shirley Gladys JOHNSON
3. June Elizabeth RODGERS, b. Private

Marriage Notes for Martin Henry RODGERS\Hannah Elizabeth KNIBBS:

Hannah and Martin married at the parish church in the Parish of St Matthews, Birmingham. Witnesses were Alfred Harris and Gladys Knibbs.


Notes for Martin Henry RODGERS:

Martin was born at 33 Water Street, West Hartlepool. He lived at 19 Wheeler Street, Birmingham at the time he was married, and at 371 Dudley Road, Wolverhampton When he died. He was in the navy for a few years and met Hannah in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. He moved to Birmingham to work in Bodega Restaurant, then took over at Copes Wine Lodge
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Martin can be seen in 1911, living at 33 Water Street, West Hartlepool:
Martin Rodgers Head Mar 47 Ships Riveter Sunderland Co Durham
Alice Rodgers Wife Mar 43 Newcastle upon Tyne
James Rodgers Son 15 Rivet Catcher West Hartlepool
Thomas Rodgers Son 13 School West Hartlepool
Robert William Rodgers Son 13 School West Hartlepool
Martin Henry Rodgers Son 7 School West Hartlepool
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We see from Martin;'s naval records her served on the following ships/establishments:
HMS Victory I May 1921 - 13 Feb 1922
HMS Dido 14 Feb 1922 - 30 Aug 1922
HMS Centurion 31 Auf 1922 - 23 Apr 1924
HMS Victory I 24 Apr 1924 - 10 Jun 1924
HMS Vernon 11 Jun 24 - 15 May 1926
Victory (Leamington) 19 Mat 1926 - 10 Aug 1926

See images of the ships on which he served.
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Martin married Hannah in 1928

Sources for Martin Henry RODGERS:

  1. Personal Contact with Jane Rodgers,
  2. Personal Contact with Jane Waycott,
  3. Ancestry.co.uk - Birmingham, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937,

Notes for Hannah Elizabeth KNIBBS:

Sources for Hannah Elizabeth KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Raymond Dennis Knibbs, gave year 
  2. FreeBMD,
  3. Personal Contact with Jane Waycott,
  4. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1984-2004 
  5. Ancestry.co.uk - Birmingham, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912,

Notes for Rex M RODGERS:


Notes for June Elizabeth RODGERS: