Oh you guys are super! Thank you.
Ok...I have just found out that my Nana and Grandad had quite a rocky marriage and Grandad was away quite often. Therefore my Mums memories of him are quite foggy, as we speak she is ransacking her bungalow to find his pension book that she knows she has somewhere ggrrhh! I dont like to say it but she is rather an unreliable source of information bless her.
Anyway...all I could locate on ancestry was his death registration which had his DOB too. I also found the 1911 census. Now this was ticky...The head of the house is Wilfred then his Mother Mary Ann and his wife Gertrude then Burt and Wroy Rodgers. My Mum says Grandad never saw his family and his brother died young in an awful motorbike collision...Bert died in 1928 aged just 21. Mum also said the W in front of his name is strange as it was never used and I still cant find a birth reg with or without the W.
I have tried to do more research with my best mate google about the Vernon and dates etc but it literally is a minefield to me...but I am really enjoying finding out. Just like finding some memorials and gravestones of ancestors that died in the first world war...sadly nobody else in my family knew they were there, I found myself reading war diaries and feeling very humbled and a great connection.
Sorry if Im going on a bit...I tend to drift off sorry.
Thanks again for all your help and hopefully I can find more info to be able to obtain records for my Grandads Navy career. Oh as for the buses he worked there later in life where I think he met my Nana as she was a clippy. Sadly I think he may have been discharged from the Navy due to bad health...far too many park drive cigarettes!