Leonard Rose

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Service number:
Army Veterinary Corps
Date of birth:
Date of death:
16 July 1917
Age at Death:
ROSE Leonard

Known information

Corporal Leonard Rose was born in the spring of 1889 in Oakham, the youngest son of Henry and Sarah Rose. He grew up in the town and then, according to the 1911 census, he moved to Leicester to work as a servant. He enlisted at Stockwood Park and joined the Army Veterinary Corps. Leonard died of wounds on 16 July 1917 aged 28. Records show he died at home, which was given as Woolfox Lodge in Greetham, after being treated at the Second Northern Military Hospital in London, but it is not known whether he was injured in England while training or in action abroad. Leonard is buried in Leicester's Gilroes Cemetery, grave CC.1098 but is not remembered on any war memorial in Rutland and is not mentioned in George Phillips' Rutland and the Great War. After the war his widow, Margaret Annie Rose, was recorded as living at 10, Council Cottages in Stibbington near Wansford. In his will, Leonard left her £53 and 11 shillings.

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