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Remembering World War II
Irvin Cecil Rose
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.
Date of Birth:
August 17, 1922
Place of Birth:
Pembroke, Yarmouth Co., NS
Date of Enlistment:
May 31, 1943
Place of Enlistment:
Address at Enlistment:
YMCA Barrington St., Halifax, NS
Age at Enlistment:
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Assistant Physical Instructor
Next of Kin:
Mrs. Louise Rose (Mother) 11 Russell St., Dartmouth, NS
Date of Death:
September 17, 1944
Age at Death:
St. Martin-Boulogne Communal Cemetery (Pas De Calais, France)
Row B. Grave 1.
The 98th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial
Commemorated on page 432 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance
Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on September 19
Irvin was the son of Arly and Louise Rose, of Dartmouth, NS. He had two brothers, James and
Albert and two sisters, Hope and Wilma. Albert Vaughn Rose also served in Europe.
Prior to his enlistment Irvin was employed as an usher at the Capital Theatre, Halifax, NS.
Irvin completed his basic training at No. 60 CABTC, Yarmouth between May 31, 1943 and June 17,
1943. He departed Canada for overseas on April 30, 1944 and arrived in England May 1, 1944.
He was in France from June 25, 1944 and was killed in action September 17, 1944.
Irvin served in Canada between May 31, 1943 and April 30, 1944; in England between May 1, 1944
and June 22, 1944; and in France between June 23, 1944 and September 17, 1944.
Sources and Information:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Veterans Affairs Canada
Irvin C. Rose