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Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire
John Wyatt Rose was born in Stratford upon Avon in 1888 to Edwin and Mary Rose (nee Wyatt). He was their 4th child, all of whom were born in Stratford. He had an elder brother, Thomas and six sisters, Mary E, Alice J, Edith C, Ethel, Enid E and Victoria May. Their father Edwin, supported his family, working as a draper and died whilst living at Stratford in 1911 age 63. Meanwhile, by 1911, John Rose had moved from his family home and was living as a boarder in the Snell household at 24 Ryton Street, Worksop and working as an ironmongers assistant.
17 Oct 1917
828198 - CWGC Website
Lance Corporal
11th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Lance Corpl. J. W. Rose Worksop Guardian 2 November 1917 Information has been received of the death in action of Lance, Corpl. John William Rose, Machine Gun Section, Sherwood Foresters. In writing to his mother, his officer says that Lance Corpl. Rose, was struck on the head by shrapnel, and died instantly, and that he was buried behind the support trenches. In expressing his sympathy, and also that of his comrades with the relatives in their bereavement, he pays tribute to Rose as a soldier, and says they have lost one of their best machine gunners. Lance Corpl. Rose, who was about 28 years of age, was the second son of Mrs. M. Rose and the late Mr. J. Rose, West Street, Stratford- on- Avon, and prior to enlistment was in the employ of Messrs. Broadway and Co., Ltd. Ironmongers, Worksop for five years, who held him in high esteem, and during the whole of this time he resided with Mrs. Snell, 24, Ryton Street. Of a jovial nature, he made many friends in the town, who will regret to hear of his death. Lance Corpl., Rose enlisted voluntarily at Worksop nearly two years ago, and was sent to France a year in June, 1916, since when he had seen much service. His last leave was in August, which he spent with his mother at Stratford-on-Avon. His elder brother is also serving in the army, and besides his widowed mother he leaves six sisters with whom much sympathy is expressed in their bereavement.
CWG additional information:- Son of Mrs. Mary Rose, of West St., Stratford-on-Avon, and the late Edwin Rose. Commemorated on theTyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Research by Colin Dannatt
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