Thomas Rose

Surname: Rose
Other names: Thomas
Other people in this story:
John Rose
Teresa Emma Rose née Clemas
Locations in this story:
West Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Upton Scudamore, Wiltshire
France & Flanders
Cambrin Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Warbleton, East Sussex

Story:
Thomas Rose was born in 1888 in West Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, the son of John Rose and Teresa Emma Rose (née Clemas).  His first few years of life were spent near Mansfield House, West Orchard, but his family moved later to Upton Scudamore, Wiltshire.  He enlisted on 19th November 1906 and joined the Royal Sussex Regiment as a private (Service No L/8613).  He saw a rapid rise in rank to the extent that he was finally promoted to Company Quartermaster Sergeant just days prior to his death from wounds.  He was wounded in action in France & Flanders and died in the 33rd Field Ambulance on 15th May 1918.  He was finally buried at the Cambrin Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, (Grave Ref. N.49).  He was awarded the Victory and British War medals as well as the 1914/15 Star (with clasps).  He is remembered on the War Memorial at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Warbleton, East Sussex, near where his parents had moved.

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Compton Abbas 1

Frederick Tom Sharp

Surname: Sharp
Other names: Frederick Tom
Other people in this story:
Tom Sharp
Eliza Emmeline Sharp née Hibbs
Dorothy M. Sharp née Ware
Locations in this story:
Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Farnham, Dorset
Sussex
Lewes, Sussex
France & Flanders
Egypt

Story:
Frederick Tom Sharp was born at Compton Abbas, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 28th May 1894, the son of Tom Sharp and Eliza Emmeline Sharp (née Hibbs).  He lived most of his early life at Farnham, Dorset, until moving to Sussex with his family by 1911.   He enlisted on 15th November 1915 and joined the 2nd/5th (Cinque Ports) Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment as a Private (Service No. 5/3492).  He was posted to France on 22nd April 1916 and almost immediately caught rheumatic fever and had to be sent back to the UK on 24th June 1916 for treatment.  Following his recovery he was attached to the 4th Battalion (T.F. Reserve) (Service No. 4/5281) and posted to Egypt on 1 Nov 1916.  He was transferred to the 800th Agricultural Employment Company of the Labour Corps on 8th December 1917 (Service No. 361819).   He was discharged with a small pension due to the earlier indisposition and also awarded the Victory and British War medals.  Frederick married Dorothy M. Ware in 1924 and they went on to have one known child.   By the 1939 Register he was living at 26 St John Street, Lewes, Sussex, working as a fitter and agricultural engineer.  He died in 1967.

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James Young

Surname: Young
Other names: James
Other people in this story:
Alfred Young
Caroline Young née Francis
Beatrice Nellie Young née Brown
Frederick Toogood
Frederick James Young
Locations in this story:
Fontmell Magna, Dorset
France & Flanders
Thiepval Memorial, France
Kitt Hill, Fontmell Magna, Dorset
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury
Motcombe, Dorset
Nod Cottage, Petersfield, Hampshire
St. James, Shaftesbury
Chichester, Sussex
Basingstoke, Hampshire

Story:
James Young was born in 1893 in Fontmell Magna and baptised there on 3rd September 1893. He was the son of Alfred Young, a carter on a farm, and Caroline Young (née Francis). At the time of the 1911 Census James was working as a Farm Labourer and living at 99 Kitt Hill, Fontmell Magna. On 12th October 1914 he married Beatrice Ellen Brown in Basingstoke, Hampshire. They had one child, Frederick James Young (b. 24th October 1915). At the time of his enlistment the family were living at Nod Cottage, Petersfield, Hampshire and he was working as an "Under Carter".

James enlisted in Chichester on 14th February 1916, and joined the 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment as a Private (Service No. G/8752). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British and 15 Star medals. He died on 20th August 1916 and his name appears on the Thiepval Memorial in France (Pier and Face 7C). His widow Beatrice was awarded a pension of 15s (75p.) per week for herself and her son. By 1917 she had moved from Petersfield to 2, St James, Shaftesbury. In 1918 she married Frederick Toogood and they lived in Enmore Green. James is remembered on the war memorials at Motcombe and Enmore Green, Shaftesbury.    

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  • Motcombe War Memorial 2
  • Motcombe War Memorial 4
  • Motcombe War Memorial 02
  • Enmore Green War Memorial 02
  • Enmore Green Memorial 01
  • Enmore Green War Memorial 03
  • Motcombe War Memorial 03

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Park Walk War Memorial 4

William Edwin Large

Surname: Large
Other names: William Edwin
Other people in this story:
Frederick William Large
Ellen Large nee Alner
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
France & Flanders
Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Somme, France
Bell Street, Shaftesbury
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury

Story:
William Edwin Large was born in 1883 in Shaftesbury and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 20th May, 1883. He was the son of Frederick William Large, a house painter, and Ellen Large (nee Alner). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a house painter and living at 22 Bell Street, Shaftesbury. He enlisted as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment (Service No. G/11252). He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 10th September 1916 and was buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Somme, France (grave id. IV.C.4). He is remembered on the Park Walk War Memorial and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.

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  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

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