ROSE, Ernest Frank

No.5293, Private, Ernest Frank ROSE
Aged 19

8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment
Killed in Action on 1st July 1916

Ernest Frank Rose was born in Rougham (2nd qtr 1896 Thingoe 4a:788) son of Charles and Sarah ROSE (née SUTTON)

1901 census...Aged 4, he was at 10 Chapel Yard, Rougham with his father Charles ROSE,[29] threshing machine labourer, born Bradfield St George; his mother Sarah [28] born Rougham; sister Ethel Alice [8] born Denaby Main, Yorkshire; brothers Charles Henry [7], Horace [2] and Percy Harry [2 months]. All the boys were born in Rougham.

1911 census...Aged 14, a farm labourer, he was at Kingshall Green, Rougham with his parents, brothers Charles, Horace, Percy, Albert Edward [7] and George (less than 1 month); sister Grace [2]. The children were still being born in Rougham.

The address of his mother on the pension card is "near Chapel" Bradfield St George

His brother Horace was killed in 1917 see here

He enlisted in Rougham

The 8th East Surreys were at the Montauban Ridge on the first day of the battle of the Somme. The battalion war diary is too extensive for here, please click here to go to the Regiment's web site

Ernest Rose is commemorated on the Thiepval memorial, Somme pier/face 6B/6C

click here to go to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for full cemetery/memorial details