Arthur Ernest Rose


Leicestershire Regiment 11063 6th Battalion
Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry   14th Training Reserve Battalion
Durham Light Infantry   19th Battalion; 353 HS Coy
Labour Corps 184656  

Photo Lea Mills postcard

Arthur Ernest Rose in WW1

During his service he was at one time in charge of a working party of German Prisoners of War.
He was released from the Army on 5 June 1919 when he returned to work at Lea Mills

His father Joseph Henry Rose also worked at Lea Mills (certainly during 1911) and served in WW1.

Photo courtesy Frances Ensikat

Arthur and Winifred Rose

Arthur and Winifred Rose, adult children of Joseph and Sarah Mary Jane Rose

Medal Roll Index
He was awarded the Victory, British War and 15 Star Medals.
Also award the Clasp 05/06/19
He entered France 29/07/15

Army Service Record
Joined 31/08/14 aged 20 years, a hosiery hand living with parents. Height 5ft 2in; weight113lb, blue eyes and brown hair,C of E. Next of kin Jos Rose (father) 83 Barton Road, Woodville, Barton on Trent. Sarah Rose mother; Henry Edwd Rose(brother) George Rose (brother). 40% disability pension through shell shock 12/- pw. Death Certificate dated 06/05/18 for Sarah Mary Jane Rose aged 49, wife of Joseph Henry Rose Petty Officer HMS Impregnable. Died of pneumonia
02/09/14 Joined Leicester Reg
04/09/14 Posted to the 6th
27/07/15 To France
14/07/16 W. Shell shock in the field
17/07/16 To UK in HS Marana
18/07/16 Posted to Depot Admitted to hospital at Gower Street
14/09/16 Posted to the 3rd
07/10/16 Transferred to Training Reserve K.O.Y.L.I
30/12/16 Transferred Durham L.I.
15/03/17 Appointed acting L/Cprl Durham L.I.
28/04/17 Transferred Labour Corp 353 HS as Lance Corporal, promoted to acting corporal
18/06/17 Appointed acting (unpaid) Prov. Sergeant
30/03/18 to 02/04/18 Granted leave
10/08/18 to 15/08/18 Granted leave
26/02/19 Appointed paid acting sergeant
29/03/19 Posted to H.S.W. Coy as acting sergeant then reverts to acting corporal under ac 9541/18
05/06/19 Demobbed to 83 Cromford Hill

Letters to JB Marsden-Smedley

83 Burton Road, Woodville, Burton on Trent
12th December, 1916
Dear Sir,
I enclose the address of my Son Arthur, & I thank the Directors for their kind intention of sending him a parcel which I know he will appreciate.
I take this opportunity to ask you if you think the Directors could claim Him for work at the mill.
He is in B2 catagory, & I have reason to think he will be removed shortly & be stationed with a labour Battalion & I know he would rather be at work at the mill, if it were possible for him to be claimed, & Also if the firm required men.
I Am Sir
Your's Faithfully
S. Rose

Rugeley Camp, Staffs.
Mr. JB & Mr. AS Marsden-Smedley
Dear Sirs
Your parcel to hand received safely on the 23 Inst.  For which I wish to express my hearty thanks.  It is a grand thought, & also a great consolation to know we are not forgotten.  I thank you for your kind Wishes, & beg to be allowed to return the same.  Dear Sirs, on closing allow me to Remain
Your Obedient, & Respectful Servant
Cpl. A.  Rose


1901: Annaghassan Village, Drumcar, Co. Louth, Ireland

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Sarah M J Rose wife 32   Plymouth
Henry E Rose son 10   Plymouth
Arthur E Rose son 7   Plymouth
Liliam A E Rose daughter 2   Louth
May F C Rose daughter     Louth


1911: Lea Bridge

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Joseph Henry Rose Head 43 Garment worker hosiery mill Matlock Bath
Sarah Mary Jane Rose wife 42   Plymouth
Henry Edward Rose son 20 Cooper paint works Plymouth
Arthur Ernest Rose son 17 Frame worker hosiery mill Plymouth
May Florence Charlotte Rose daughter 10 School Co. Louth Carlingford
George Joseph Rose son 9   Co. Louth Dunlee
Winifred Violet Rose daughter 8   Plymouth
Reginald John Rose son 6   Co. Mayo Ballycastle
Albert Edward Rose son 5   Co. Dublin Ringsend
Bertha Annie Rose daughter 2   Cromford
Clare Selina Rose daughter 9 mo   Cromford
Florence Elizabeth Da? sister (married) 59   Matlock Bath
Harry Davies visitor 28 Brick layer. cotton mill Ashton u Lyne

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