Died : 01 May 1917
Rank : Private
Service no at death: 9900
Surname: ROSE
Forename: SAMSON
Initials: S
Date of Birth 1893
Place of BirthShroton
Place of Birth Source1911 Census
Schools attended Sixpenny Handley School c. 1901
Employment / tradeFarm labourer
Place of work
Family (parents and grandparents)Son of William Rose and Martha nee Bull Grandparents - Stephen and Eve (nee Mason) Bull
Spouse Name
NotesSamson was the brother of William Rose who also died in First World War 2 Apr 1917. The two brothers died within a month of each other. In the 1881 Census parents living in a Gypsy tent at Milston, near Salisbury
Regiment at call-upDorsetshire Regiment
Regiment at discharge
Rank at call-upPrivate
Service no at call-up9900
Date of attestation 11 Aug 1914
Date of call-up -
Area reported toBlandford
SourceUK soldiers who died in First World War
Naval vessels served
Decorations and awards
Other service detailsServed in British Expeditionary Force Aug 1914-Sep 1915.
Served in Dardanelles, gun shot wound to arm 18 Aug 1915, returned to England on Ambulance Ship "Tunisian". Invalided to England on Hospital Ship "Ashurian" 2 Oct 1915.
In UK Sep 1915-Apr 1916.
Returned to France Apr 1916 but received shell wound to right foot 8 May 1916. In UK 27 May - 7 Oct 1916.
To Rouen 7 Oct 1916.
Nov 1916-Jan 1917 Sick (sprained ankle, myalgia) returned to England.
Feb 1917 returned to France. Died of wounds 1 May 1917.
Other rank
Other service no
Service facts
Age at death24
Date of death 01 May 1917
Regiment at deathDorsetshire Regiment
Battalion at death5th Bn.
Rank at deathPrivate
Circumstances of deathWar diary entry 1 May 1917 "At about 10pm 3 shells came over from the direction of Mouyres [Moeuvres] and landed about our Battalion HQ. One direct hit killed 9900 Pte Rose and [8 others] and also killed 3 mules and one charger".
Service no at death9900
Field of action at death
Place of death
Location of graveRed Cross Corner Cemetery, Beughy
PositionI B 4
Other memorialsSixpenny Handley War Memorial
Newspaper Reference