Henry Rose

Henry Rose

William Henry Rose


Private, William Henry Rose, 13th Battalion, ‘C’ Company, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Born in 1900 at Hurdsfield, Macclesfield son of general labourer James and Annie (nee, Mason), Rose, of, Hurdsfield Road Macclesfield. William was one of six children; his siblings were Emma Mason, Daniel Ron, Walter, Cyril and Annie May. William was educated at Daybrook Street School under M.C. Shaw; he was a scholar at Hurdsfield Church Sunday School. He later became associated with the Ebenezer Chapel. He was also a member of the Hurdsfield Church Brigade (4th Macclesfield).

William was employed at Ingersley Vale Bleach Works at Bollington before enlisting in the army. His family had moved to near Cliffe View, Rainow Road, Hurdsfield.

William enlisted in Macclesfield. After training he was drafted to France. He was killed in action; Monday 16 September aged 18 years

Medals: British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Private, William Henry Rose is buried at Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Nord, France.
C.W.G.C. Ref: – I. G. 7.

Also refer to

  • Macclesfield Troops pre WWI
  • Photos from Barnswood archive Macclesfield WW1
  • ‘Big Hats, Shorts and Dyb Dyb Dyb’ – a history of Macclesfield and Congleton Scouts by Norman Gosling
  • WWI List of Addresses Trevor Druce Macclesfield Reflects
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