Ten-year-old Aileen Rogers gave this teddy bear to her father, Lawrence Rogers. She hoped that it would keep him safe while he served as a stretcher bearer in the First World War.
Lawrence Rogers carried the bear in his jacket pocket. It was with him in the trenches of France and Belgium. The conditions took a toll on the bear, loosening its legs.
When Rogers was killed at the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917, soldiers retrieving the body found the bear and returned it to his family.
- Date Made 1910–1915
- Lieutenant Lawrence Browning Rogers
- Aileen Rogers
- Institution Canadian War Museum
- Collection --
- Object No. 20040015-001
- Materials Unidentified fibre