• Walter Joseph Rose

Army / Flying Corps
  • 26th Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 7th Brigade
  • Private

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  • Birth

    Hillgrove, New South Wales, Australia

  • Enlistment - WW1

    Miles, QLD, Australia

  • Died of Wounds

    Monday, 24 September 1917

Stories and comments
    • AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Thursday, 7 December 2017

    Roll of Honour Walter Joseph Rose Service number 6608 Final Rank Private Unit 26th Australian Infantry Battalion Service Australian Imperial Force Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918 Conflict Eligibility Date First World War, 1914-1921 Date of Death 24 September 1917 Place of Death Belgium Cause of Death Died of wounds Age at Death 19 Place of Association Armidale, New South Wales, Australia Cemetery or Memorial Details Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Lijssenthoek, Flanders, Belgium Source AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

    • AWM and NAA records by Gary Parsons researcher 26th Bn
    • Posted by blackboycreek, Thursday, 7 December 2017

    24/09/17 D.O.W. Wounded 20/09/17 26th Bn took part in attack upon Polygon Wood (A.W.M. Honour Roll – Brother – Military Medal • Most probably - Driver Alfred James Rose M.M. 563 A.S.VC.) (Red Cross - Pte Godfrey Henry Collins 6313 26th Bn – At Westhoek Ridge above Ypres on 20th Sept about 9.00am as we were getting out of the trench to attack I saw Rose hit in the groin. He fell back on me. The S/B’s took him out. He was conscious at the time. Rose was a A Coy Runner. Sgt John Chalmers 6274 26th Bn – He was my Platoon Runner. On the 20/09 he was doing fatigue work in a hop over trench at Westhoek Ridge Ypres when a shell burst behind him wounding him badly. The S.B. took him away and we later had a report before I left the Bn that he had died in hosp. The O.C. 3rd Can C.S. Rose died in this hosp 6.00pm on 24/09/17 from G.S.W. fracturing right hip. Sgt Lawrence Forbes Lovett 1001 26th Bn H.Q. He was wounded at Broodesinde Ridge on 20/09/17 and died of wounds on 24/0917 (N.A.A.- 20/09/17 W.I.A. To 6th Aust Field Amb and then to 3rd Canadian C.C.S. 24/09/17 D.O.W. – G.S.W. Compound fracture right hip & amputation at 3rd Canadian C.C.S.)