Other names: Thomas
Locations in this story: West Orchard, Shaftesbury, DorsetUpton Scudamore, WiltshireFrance & FlandersCambrin Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FranceWarbleton, 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.