Born: 23rd January 1878, Ipswich.

Died: 30th August 1918; age 40; KiA – Attack from North West of Hendecourt to South West of Upton Wood.

Residence: Cedardale, Ontario, Canada.

Occupation: a Labourer.


Edward first tried to enlist into the 46th Battalion on the 16th June 1915, at Port Hope, Ontario, he was 34 years of age and signed up for the Duration of the War. On the 6th July, at Regina, Edward was struck off for being medically unfit.


Enlistment Details: Location: Oshawa, Ontario; Date: 31st March 1916; Age: 38 years; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: mother – Mrs Arthur Rose, of 31, Suffolk Road, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 9 1/2ins, dark complexion, blue eyes & dark brown hair.


Served 8 years in the Suffolk Regiment.


Embarked the S.S. ‘Olympic’ at Halifax, Canada – 23rd July 1916 – arrived in Liverpool, England – 31st July 1916.

Transferred for overseas service with the 2nd Battalion – 10th October 1916.


On the 21st October 1916 while on duty at the Central Training Camp, Harfleur, Edward was in the act of jumping over a trench, when he accidentally fell and sustained an injury to his right ankle. He was admitted with a sprained right ankle on the 24th October to the No. 7 Canadian Stationary Hospital at Le Havre. On the 29th October Edward was transferred to the No. 4 Convalescence Depot at Parc d’Or, Le Havre.


Edward wrote his Will on the 7th February 1917. He wished for all his personal effects and any money to his mother, of 31, Suffolk Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 868165

Regiment: Canadian Infantry, Eastern Ontario Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Grave Reference:


Upton Wood Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Arthur & Rosetta Rose, of 31, Suffolk Road, Ipswich.






1881   Blanche Street, Ipswich.


Edward was 3 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

Arthur Rose, 28, a Brewer, born Westerfield, Suffolk.

Charlotte Rosetta Rose (nee King), born Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.

Herbert William Rose, 2, born Ipswich.

Charles Ephriam Rose, 5 months, born Ipswich.


1891   3, Blanche Street, Ipswich.


Edward was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur, 38, a Storeman in Brewery.

Charlotte, 36.

Herbert, 12.

Charles, 10.

Gertrude Ellen Rose, 7, born Ipswich.

Frederick John Rose, 4, born Ipswich.

Louisa Rose, 3, born Ipswich.

Beatrice Emily Rose, 10 months, born Ipswich.


1911   31, Suffolk Road, Ipswich.


Edward was 33 years old, a General Labourer. He was living with his parents & sister.

Arthur, 57, an Engine Driver – Brewery.

Charlotte, 55.

Gertrude, 27, a Dressmaker.


On the 24th June 1913, Edward’s sister, Louisa Rose died at Richmond, Surrey.

On the 15th July 1914, Edward’s brother, Herbert William Rose died at 36, Samuel Road, Ipswich.


Edward’s mother Charlotte Rosetta Rose died 1918, Ipswich.


Edward is also remembered on the war memorial at Bethesda Baptist Church, St. Margaret’s Plain, Ipswich.


Eastern Ontario Regiment, 2nd Battalion

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