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Albert Rose was born in 1893 at Nottingham and was the son of Thomas Cupid Rose a police constable and Eliza Rose née Mitchell of 10 Newnham Road Newark. His father Thomas Cupid Rose was born in 1870 at Flintham and his mother Eliza Mitchell was born in 1868 at Nottingham, they were married in 1894 at Nottingham and had the following children, Albert Henry b1893 Nottingham, Arthur Edward b1895 Newark, Thomas Cupid b1897 Newark, Edith b1900 Newark, Frank b1903 Newark, Alice b1907 Newark and Harry b1910 Newark. In the 1911 census his parents and siblings are living at 6 Pelham Street, Newark and were shown as Thomas Cupid Rose 41 yrs a police constable he is living with his wife Eliza 43 yrs and their children, Arthur Edward 16 yrs a carter, Thomas Cupid 13 yrs a scholar, Edith 11 yrs a scholar, Frank 8 yrs a scholar, Alice 4 yrs and Harry 1 year of age. In the same 1911 census Albert has left the family home, he is living at 2 Harvey Terrace, Mount Street, Nottingham, he is living with his widowed grandmother Ann Ireland 67 yrs a warper, he is shown as being 17 yrs and an engineers fitter he is single.
He was an engineers fitter
30 Apr 1915
920759 - CWGC Website
3rd Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Rifleman Albert Rose enlisted on 28th August 1906 at Newark into the King's Royal Rifle Corps. He gave his age as 18 years and 1 month, he was an iron moulder and lived at Newark , his father Thomas was his next of kin. He went to Egypt on 13th February 1907 until 12th February 1909. He was posted to the reserves on 31st May 1912 and mobilised at the outbreak of the war. He went to France but was returned to England following an accident on 28th October 1914. He landed once more in France on 24th March 1915 and was killed in action on 30th April 1915, having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
His brother Private Thomas Rose enlisted at Nottingham on 23rd November 1914 he initialled served with the Grenadier Guards and then with the Guards Machine Gun Regiment. He was awarded the Military Medal in October 1916 on the Somme for distinguished conduct on the field. He was killed in action on 17th August 1917 and is buried at Artillery Wood Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Two different dates of death are recorded , 1st August 1917 on soldiers effects register and soldiers died in the Great War and 17th August 1917 on the commonwealth war graves website. Article published 19th May 1915 in the Newark Advertiser :- Son of P.C. Rose of the Borough Police Force. Born at Nottingham and enlisted when he was quite young, he served a considerable time in Egypt and was called up as a reservist. The present campaign was, however, his first experience of active warfare. Some few months ago he met with an accident at the front and was compelled to spend rather a long period in England before being able to return to duty. A shell had fallen in front of him and surrounded by earth, he was sent flying into the air owing to the concussion. On reachng the ground, the debris covered him and to add to his misfortunes, he had severely twisted his back whilst in the air. Crawled on his stomach to safety. On 29th April Rose and a Corporal were ordered to repair a trench that was broken in by shell fire and one bullet killed them both. Brother of Pte. Thomas Rose, killed 1917.
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