Other names: William
Locations in this story: Redlynch, HampshireFrance & FlandersBucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, FranceDean End, Woodcutts, Sixpenny Handley, DorsetBlandford, Dorset
Story: William Rose was born in 1887 in Redlynch, Hampshire. He was the son of William Rose, a Hawker Ironmonger, and Martha Rose (nee Bull). His siblings included Samuel, known as Samson Rose, born in 1893, who also died in the war. In 1910 he married Edith Jane Weeks and they went on to have four children: three sons and a daughter (two of whom died at birth). At the time of the 1911 Census, William was working as a Farm Labourer and living at Dean End, Woodcutts, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset. He enlisted in Blandford, Dorset, as a Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 18755) later transferring to the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 26748). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He was killed in action on 2nd Apr 1917 and was buried at Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, France (grave id. VI.H.22). He is remembered on the Sixpenny Handley War Memorial.