George William ROSE

ROSE, George William

Service Number: 742
Enlisted: 11 December 1914, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 5th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Maroon, Queensland, 14 March 1896
Home Town: Maroon, Scenic Rim, Queensland
Schooling: Maroon State School
Occupation: Printer
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 29 November 1915, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Ari Burnu Cemetery, Gallipoli
Row I Grave 2, Ari Burnu Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Boonah War Memorial, Maroon War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

11 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Brisbane, Queensland
9 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 742, 5th Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli
9 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 742, 5th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Itria, Brisbane
29 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, 742, 5th Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli

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George William Rose was born on March 14 1896 in Maroon Qld.

He was the 3rd child of Samuel and Annie Rose who were both born in England.  He also had 4 half siblings as his father's first wife, Adelaide, had died and he later remarried Annie. George attended Maroon State School and after leaving school he went to work as a printer.

George enlisted in Boonah on 11/12/1914 and given the service number 742.  He was 18 years and nine months old.  He was 5 feet 8 3/4 inches tall with a fair complexion, grey eyes, fair hair and he was a Methodist.

Rose embarked overseas on the 9th February1915 ane he left Australia in Brisbane on boarf the HMAT A53 Itria.  They disembarked in Egypt on 25th October 1915 and joined the 5th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement on the Gallipoim Penninsula on 14th November 1915.

Only 9 days later Trooper George William Rose was killed in action on the Gallipoli Pennisula.

He was buried at the Gallipoi Pennisula New Zealand Cemetery Grave 4 Row 9 but was later moved to the Ari  Burnu  Cemetery Row I grave 2.


Trooper G. W. Rose is remembered on the WW1 War Memorial in Maroon as a tribute of gratitude and respect to the local volunteers of the Great War