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Name: Irvin Cecil Rose Rank: Rifleman Service No: F/56912 Regiment/Service: 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: Halifax, NS Address at Enlistment: YMCA Barrington St., Halifax, NS Age at Enlistment: 20 Height: 5 feet 6 inches Complexion: Medium Eye Color: Brown Hair Color: Brown Trade: Assistant Physical Instructor Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Mrs. Louise Rose (Mother) 11 Russell St., Dartmouth, NS Date of Death: September 17, 1944 Age at Death: 22 Cemetery: St. Martin-Boulogne Communal Cemetery (Pas De Calais, France) Grave Reference: 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 Grover Rose (1892-1986) and Louise Winnifred (Hunt) Rose (1894-1993), of Dartmouth, NS. He had two brothers, James and Albert and two sisters, Hope Irene (1922-1944) and Wilma. Albert Vaughn Rose also served in Europe during WWII. Irvin lived in Pembroke for nineteen years and two years in Halifax, NS. Irvin completed grade 10 at the age of 16. He helped his father lobstering for three years and worked in the YMCA looking after equipment and assisting in Physical Training classes. 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, and completed Advanced Training at Aldershot, (A14 CITC) Nova Scotia. 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.
Irvin C. Rose