Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

Samson Rose

Surname: Rose
Other names: Samson
Other people in this story:
William Rose
Martha Rose
Locations in this story:
Blandford, Dorset
France & Flanders
Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny, France
Dean 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.

Images:
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives