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Thomas Cupid Rose (junior) was born in 1898 at Newark and was the son of Thomas Cupid Rose (senior) a police constable and Eliza Rose née Mitchell of 10 Newnham Road, Newark. His father Thomas Cupid Rose (senior) 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 the family are living at 6 Pelham Street, Newark, and were shown as Thomas Cupid Rose 41 yrs a police constable who 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.
Employed by Messrs Parnham & Son of Newark before enlisting in 1914
17 Aug 1917
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  • MM MM Military Medal
Grenadier Guards
Private Thomas Rose enlisted at Nottingham on 23rd November 1914. He served initially with the Grenadier Guards and then with the Guards Machine Gun Regiment. He was awarded the Military Medal in October 1916 for distinguished conduct on the field (the Somme). 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 the Register of Soldiers' Effects and Soldiers Died in the Great War and 17th August 1917 on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.
His brother Albert was killed in action 30/4/1915. Article published 15th August 1917 in the Newark Advertiser :- 'Third son of P.C. T. and Mrs Rose. A native of Newark and educated at Christ Church School. Prior to enlistment on Nov. 23rd, 1914, he was employed by Messrs. Parnham & Son. Awarded the Military Medal in October 1916 on the Somme for distinguished conduct on the field. His eldest brother, Albert, was killed in 1915. While the Rose’s second son, Cpl. A.E. Rose, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry has been badly wounded in the right arm, which is now useless.'
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