February, 2019

Dear Parishioners,

John Symons has provided a follow-up from the Remembrance event in November 2018.

When commemorating Daglingworth’s fallen of WWI in November 2018 the research identified that Albert Rose was buried in Stratton but there was no headstone for his grave. Albert’s nephew, Michael Rose, has since pursued the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and they have now erected a splendid headstone. The photos show the headstone taken ‘at the going down of the sun’ on a February afternoon.

Albert was one of three sons of James and Sarah Rose who lived at Rose Cottage, Lower End. His father worked for Major Longworth who owned
Daglingworth Manor. In June 1907 Albert Rose walked from Daglingworth to Devizes to enlist in the Wiltshire Regiment. Sent to the Western Front in 1914 he was promoted to lance sergeant in 1915. In 1917 he was severely wounded in the throat by shrapnel and left in ‘no man’s land’ between the German and British trenches for 2-3 days before being recovered. He returned to England to be nursed by his mother, then living in Stratton, but died from his wounds later in 1917 aged 24.