Cardinal is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1893, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Died: 20th January 1918; age: 25; KiA.

Residence: Lillian Villa, Rushmere Road, Ipswich.

Employed as a Bricklayer by his father before enlisting.

Enlistment Location: Bridgewater, Somerset; date: 1912; age 18.

Date of Entry Therein: 27th July 1915.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 39208.

Regiment: Royal Field Artillery, ‘V’ 18th Heavy Trench Mortar Battery.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Cement House Cemetery,







1901   Albra Villas, York Road, Ipswich.


Cardinal was 7 years old and living with his parents, sister and maternal grandmother.

Robert Rose, 34, a Bricklayer, born Worlingworth, Suffolk.

Clara Rose (nee Allum), 29, born Horham, Suffolk.

Elsie Clara Rose, 6, born Ipswich.

Sarah Allum (nee Barney), 67, born Horham.


1911   17, Studds lane, Myland, Mile End, Colchester, Essex.


Cardinal was 18 years old, a General Labourer. He was living with his father, step mother, & step siblings.

Robert, 42, a Bricklayer.

Emma Rose (nee Sheppard), 32, born Ipswich.

Reginald Ernest Rose, 6, born Ipswich.

Cecil J. Rose, 11 months, born Colchester, Essex.

3 lodgers.


Cardinal’s mother, Clara Rose died 1902, Ipswich. His father, Robert Rose died 1913, Ipswich.


In 1917, York, Yorkshire, Cardinal married Martha Francis.


Soldiers’ Effects to Martha Rose – widow.


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