Monday 9 January 2012

Lieutenant William Harold Rose

Born on 3 November 1895 in Williamsburg, Ontario - next of kin listed as Mrs. E.E. Rose, Elma, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as medical student; single; no current or previous military service; Wesleyan; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; light brown hair.

Joined No.3 General Hospital, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 23 February 1915 (number 440) - invalided sick to England on 18 October 1916 - commissioned and promoted to lieutenant with the 7th Reserve Battalion, CEF, on 1 July 1917 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 21 July 1917 - sent to England for RTC[?] on 2 August 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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