Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

William Rose

Surname: Rose
Other names: William
Other people in this story:
William Rose
Martha Rose nee Bull
Samuel (Samson) Rose
Edith Jane Rose née Weeks
Locations in this story:
Redlynch, Hampshire
France & Flanders
Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, France
Dean End, Woodcutts, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Blandford, 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.    

Images:
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • St. Mary's Church, Sixpenny Handley
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial
  • Sixpenny Handley War Memorial

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