Born: 1892, Ipswich.
Died: 9th February 1915; age 23; KiA – Ypres.
Date of Entry Therein: 16th January 1915 – France.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 8135
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.
Brother to EDWARD ARTHUR ROSE.
1901 33, Suffolk Road, Ipswich.
John was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Arthur Rose, 47, a Stationary Engine Driver Brewery; born Westerfield, Suffolk.
Charlotte Rosetta Rose (nee King), 45; born Rushmere, Suffolk.
Charles Ephraim Rose, 20, a Copper Stoker in Brewery, born Ipswich.
Gertrude Ellen Rose, 17, a Dress Makers’ Apprentice, born Ipswich.
Frederick John Rose, 14, an Errand Boy, born Ipswich.
Beatrice Emily Rose, 10, born Ipswich.
Ernest James Rose, 5, born Ipswich.
1911 Barrosa Barracks, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot, Surrey.
Soldiers’ Effects to Arthur Rose – father.
John was 18 years old, a soldier, ranked Private for the 2nd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment.
John is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.
Extract from Lt-Col C.C.R.Murphy History of the Suffolk Regiment:
Throughout February 9th 1915 the enemy shelled unremittingly one part or another of the Verbrandenmolen sector. The trenches held by the 1st Battalion were in a shocking state, those on the right being two feet deep in water. Battalion headquarters, despite the attention it received from the enemy’s artillery during the afternoon, remained intact.
Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion: