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20613 Private Albert Rose


Devonshire Regiment

1st July 1916 


Born in Woodbury Devon in 1879.

His parents were Henry Rose(born in 1850) and Emma Hutchings(born in 1850). They married in 1875.

Emma already had a son Thomas William(born in 1871) from a previous relationship

Albert had 6 brothers; Frederick

(born in 1877),Harry(1880-23/08/1918), William

(born in 1881), Arthur(born in 1886), Ernest

(born in 1887), and Charles(born in 1890).

Albert also had a sister, Beatrice(born in 1892).

In the 1881 census, the family were recorded as living at Ridgeway Cottages Rockbeare in Devon. Alberts father was employed as a general labourer.

In the 1891 census,when he was aged 12, Albert was recorded as living and working as a farm servant at

Strete Farm, Whimple, Exeter, Devon.

In the 1901 census, Albert had moved back home,now at Marsh Green, Rockbeare, Exeter, Devon. He was working as a general labourer ,whilst his father was an agricultural labourer.

In the 1911 census,he is recorded as working as a farm labourer on a farm in Lower Cabden,Whimple,Exeter, Devon.   

Albert enlisted in Exeter and was killed in action on 01/07/1916.

He was awarded the 1914-1918 British War and

 Allied Victory medals.


His brother Harry(Henry) joined the 1st Battalion of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry and was killed on 23/08/1918. He is buried in Adanac Military Cemetery,Miraumont and Pys,France.

Both men are remembered on the

Rockbeare 1914-1918 War Memorial.


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