Howard Rose was the son of George and Sarah Rose who lived at Moor Street, Quinton, and was living in Birmingham before he enlisted. He went to the Army Service Corps and was posted to 272 Company. In 1915 this was an Ammunition Column for the Royal Garrison Artillery but in 1917 it came under ANZAC control for the Australian Corps Heavy Artillery. This unit was of fundamental importance in the Advance to Victory since military success depended crucially on the rapid provision of shells. At some point Private Harry Rose was awarded the Military Medal but he was also seriously injured. He was taken to a military hospital at Etaples where he died on the 23rd October 1918, scarcely three weeks before the armistice. He was 25 years of age and is buried in Etaples Cemetery (LXI K 31) and commemorated on the Halesowen Memorial.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH,High St,Halesowen,Dudley,West Midlands,B63 3BB,England, B63 3BB
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