Stretcher Bearer Section of the 8th Battalion, King's Own Royal
Lancaster, Regiment, taken in around 1915. Some men can be seen
wearing the lapel badge issued instead of the regimental cap badge which
was in short supply. Seated first left is Private Thomas Henry Rose,
number 16069, who was later awarded the Military Medal whilst with the
battalion for action on 14th July 1916 during the battle of the Somme.
He later transferred to the 9th Battalion and served in Salonika and was
awarded a bar to the Military Medal.
Accession Number KO2791/05
Lance Corporal Thomas Henry Rose.
Accession Number: KO2791/06
Photograph of Thomas Henry Rose, stood on the left, whilst
working at Baytree Mill, Middleton Junction, Manchester. Circa 1920s
or 1930s. KO2791/07
Pass for Recruits (Army Form B 216)
Thomas Henry Rose, Enlisted 21 Nov 1914 into the King’s Own Royal
Lancaster Regiment. KO2791/08
Distinguished Conduct Card. Third Division BEF to 15669 Lance
corporal J Rose, 8th King’s Own. ‘Distinguished yourself in the
field, 18 Jul 1916’ KO2791/09
Letter to Sergeant J A Cott [14104 8 KO]
Sergeant G Hughes [8123 8 KO]
Corporal John Walsh [18169 8 KO]
Lance Corporal Rose,
8th King’s Own from Commanding Officer: “It gives me the greatest of
pleasure to inform you that your gallant conduct during the
operations on 14 Jul 1916 has been recognised by the High
Command…..Meanwhile I enclose a piece of ribbon which you will wear
on your service jacket. Lieutenant Colonel Smith, Commanding 8th
King’s Own, 7 Sep 1916.
Accession Number: KO2791/10
Letter to Lance corporal Thomas Henry Rose, 8th Battalion,
King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, No. 1 Coy, Bowerham Barracks,
Lancaster. Dated 7 Sep 1916:
“I am very glad to know you are making a satisfactory recovery from
your wounds. I have already written to inform you that you have been
granted the Military Medal and I hope that you may belong spared to
Whenever you are able to return to duty, I am prepared to do
anything in my power to assist you to return to the battalion as a
Stretcher Bearer and if you will show this letter to OC
reinforcements I have no doubt he will see that you are sent back to
my battalion. If any difficulty should be thrown in your way you
will at once communicate the fact to me and I will do what I can for
Lieutenant Colonel Commanding 8th (Service) Battalion, King’s Own
Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2791/11
Receipt dated 25 Jul 1916, Ballymena Station, 16069, Lance
corporal Thomas Henry Rose.
Accession Number: KO2791/12
Protection Certificate and Certificate of Identity to Corporal
Thomas Rose, number 16069, 9th King’s Own. 9 Mar 1919.
Accession Number: KO2791/13
Certificate of Transfer to the Reserve 16069, Corporal Thomas
Rose. 6 Apr 1919.
Accession Number: KO2791/14
Certificate of Employment during the War. 16069, Corporal Thomas
Henry Rose, 9th (Service) Battalion, King’s Own. Nov 1918 to Feb
1919 shown as Provost Corporal.
Accession Number: KO2791/15
Card to Corporal Thomas Rose at Middleton Junction concerning
the Post Office to which he should present Military Documents.
Accession Number: KO2791/16
Soldier’s Demobilization Account of 16069 Corporal Thomas Rose,
King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2791/17
Army Form W5112, letter sent with 1914/15 Star.
Accession Number: KO2791/18
Memorandum Form from Infantry Records, Preston, to Mr T H Rose,
Press Heath to Middleton Junction with Military Medal and Bar. 29
Accession Number: KO2791/19
Third Class Railway Warrant to Middleton Junction for Corporal
Thomas Henry Rose.
Accession Number: KO2791/20
Receipt for Returned Great Coat, to 16069 Corporal Thomas Henry
Rose, 9 Apr 1919.
Accession Number: KO2791/21
Out of Work Donation Policy (HM Forces) 16069 Corporal Thomas
Rose, 9th King’s Own.
Accession Number: KO2791/22
Furlough Pay and Allowances on Demobilization Payable to
Corporal Thomas Rose of the 9th Battalion King’s Own.
Letter of reference from Baytree Mills Limited, Cotton Spinners,
Middleton Junction, Manchester. “Mr T H Rose has been employed by
this company for the past 50 years. We have always found him to be
honest and conscientious in all his duties, and have no hesitation
in giving this reference.”
Born in 1893 this reference must therefore be from the 1960s.
Accession Number: KO2791/24
Small piece of medal Ribbon for the Military Medal sent to
Thomas Rose by his commanding officer.
Accession Number: KO2791/25
Birth Certificate of Thomas Henry Rose, 29 Jun 1893.
Accession Number: KO2791/26
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