Other names: Samson
Locations in this story: Blandford, DorsetFrance & FlandersRed Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny, FranceDean End, Woodcutts, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Story: Samson Rose was born in 1893. His birth was registered in Blandford as "Samuel". He was the son of William Rose, a Hawker Ironmonger, and Martha Rose. His siblings included William Rose, born in 1887. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Farm Labourer and living at Dean End, Woodcutts, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. He enlisted as a Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 9900). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 1st May 1917 and was buried at the Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny in France (grave id. I.B.4). He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial.