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Harry Rose


Harry was born in 1891 in Leeds, the 10th of 12 children. He was badly bullied by his elder siblings, so ran away and joined the army, whilst still well under-age. His parents bought him out of the army on at least one occasion. He moved to Doncaster, where he married Elsie Orton in 1914. They ran two transport cafés for lorry drivers, one in Doncaster and one in Balderton, in Nottinghamshire. In later life, they moved to Bridlington, on the East Yorkshire coast, where he died in 1958.


Harry outside their house in Bridlington, c.1950s


Location unknown, colour possibly added afterwards



Photos donated by Roger Rose




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The transport café run by Harry and Elsie Rose at 27 Waterdale, Doncaster, c.1930s

The premises is apparently now occupied by a firm of solicitors.


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Bernard Leslie Rose, c.1940s


Bernard was born in Doncaster in 1916 and served in World War II in France and Germany. He later ran the family

café in Balderton, Nottinghamshire, before settling there with his second wife and family in 1953. He died in 1994.


See some photos Bernard took whilst serving in Europe in WWII


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Bernard Rose's World War II medals


Left to right: 1939-45 Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal


The 1939-45 Star was awarded for a minimum of 180 days of operational service overseas during this period. The dark blue band represents the Royal and Merchant Navies, the red band represents the Army and the light blue band represents the RAF.


The France & Germany Star was awarded for a minimum of 1 day of operational service in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Holland or Germany during 1944-45. The colours of the ribbon are thoes of the Union Flag, as well as the flags of France and Holland.


The Defence Medal was awarded for non-operational service and the minimum criteria depended on where a person was situated. Non-operational service included people working at headquarters, training bases, airfields or as members of the Home Guard (1940-44 only). A minimum of 1080 days' non-operational service in UK was required to qualify for this medal, as opposed to 360 days' non-operational service overseas (or 180 days in an area at high risk of attack). The ribbon's orange band on a green background represents enemy attacks on England's "green and pleasant land". The thin black stripes represent the blackout, which was in force throughout the war.


The War Medal was awarded for a minimum of 28 days' full-time service during 1939-45, regardless of location. The ribbon's colours are, again, in those of the Union Flag.


Photo donated by Roger Rose. Medal information from http://www.mod.uk/defenceinternet/defencefor/veterans/medals/worldwariimedalsummary.htm




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Wallace Stanley Rose


Wallace was born in Doncaster in 1919 and served in World War II in France, where he was killed in 1944.


Read a summary of Wallace's war service with the 59th Reconnaissance

Regiment, along with the fascinating history of this branch of the family


Read about the kind of work a reconnaissance regiment undertook and the equipment used


Photo donated by Roger Rose


Photo from the estate of Evelyn Marston


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