David Rose

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 11784
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 22
  • Date of Death: 18.11.1914
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 22

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 1892
  • Place of Birth: Forfar/Dundee ?
  • Address: 36 Cotton Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker, Malcolm Ogilvie & Co Ltd, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Eliza Gibson Robertson (formerly Rose), 14  Lyon St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Alexander Rose, 36 Cotton Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Alexander Richard, Helen, Mary, George, John & Ann

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David Rose

David has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial. For more information on David visit Dear Mrs Pennyman Letter


Mrs Rose, who resides at 36 Cotton Road, Dundee, has received intimation of the death of her son, Private David Rose, of the 2d King’s Own Scottish Borderers, Private  Rose was killed in action on November 18.  He was a promising soldier, twenty-two years of age.  Private Rose had been in the Scottish Borderers for ten months, and was serving at Dublin when war broke out.  Prior to enlistment he was a millworker in the employment of Malcolm, Ogilvie & Co, Ltd.  A young man of exemplary character, Private Rose will be remembered by those who attended the Y.M.C.A., Bible Class on Sunday evenings.

Dundee Courier 23rd February 1915

Additional information kindly supplied by dearmrspennyman.com, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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