Other names: Samson
Locations in this story: Blandford, DorsetFrance & FlandersRed Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny, Nord Pas de Calais, FranceDean End, Woodcutts, Sixpenny Handley, DorsetDardanellesPimperne, DorsetRouen, France
Story: Samson Rose was born in 1893 in Pimperne, Dorset. His birth was registered in Blandford as "Samuel" but was always known as either Sam or Samson. He was the son of William Rose, a Hawker Ironmonger, and Martha Rose (nee Bull). His siblings included William Rose, born in 1887, who also died in the war. 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 on 11th August, 1914 and joined the 5th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 9900). He served in the Dardanellesas as well as France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He was wounded in the Dardanelles and invalided back to England on 2nd October, 1915. On recovery he was posted to France and re-joined his Battalion at Rouen, France. He died of further wounds on 1st May 1917 and was buried at the Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny, Nord Pas de Calais, France (grave id. I.B.4). He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial.