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  Name: Malcolm Rudolph Rose Rank: Lieutenant Service No: CDN/502  Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Infantry Corps Secondary Regiment: King's Own Scottish Borderers  (3rd “Iron” Infantry Division)   Date of Birth: June 24, 1918 Place of Birth: South Chegoggin, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: June 10, 1941 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address At Enlistment: South Chegoggin, Yarmouth Co., NS  Age at Enlistment: 22 Height: 5 feet, 4 inches  Weight: 128 lbs Complexion: Fair Eyes: Blue Hair: Black  Previous Military F44531 2nd Battalion West Nova Scotia Regiment [Training November 22 - December 20, 1940] Trade: Dairyman Marital Status: Single Religion: United Church of Canada Next of Kin: Mrs. Margaret Rose [Mother] South Chegoggin, Yarmouth Co., NS   Lieutenant Rose was the son of George Edward and Margaret Mae Rose, of South Chegoggin, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. He attended the Yarmouth Academy and completed  grade 11 at the age of sixteen and left school to go to work. He completed a Commercial course in bookkeeping, shorthand and typing.  He worked on the farm with his father, was employed as a service station attendant for Irving Oil [1937-1939]  and worked on a milk delivery route for Yarmouth Ice Cream and Diary Company, Yarmouth [1939-1940].  He was an exceptionally good athlete taking part in baseball, hockey, basketball, bowling and swimming. His intention was to return to farming upon completion of his war service. He completed his basic training at No. 60 CABTC Yarmouth. He was appointed Acting Sergeant at Yarmouth in 1942 and qualified for officer training and transferred to Halifax in November, 1942.  He continued training at 3 Rivers, Quebec and at Aldershot, NS promoted to Lieutenant in March 1944.  On June 2, 1944 he disembarked in England as a CANLOAN Officer. He served in Canada between June 10, 1941 and May 5, 1944, in the United Kingdom between May 5, 1944 and July 5, 1944, and in France between July 6, 1944 and August , 1944.  Lieutenant Rose was a member of the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps.  He died while serving with the King's Own Scottish Borderers as a CANLOAN Officer.  He was in the 1st Battalion of the King’s Own Scottish Borderers (3rd “Iron” Infantry Division).  He was killed in action on August 6, 1944.   Date of Death: August 6, 1944 Age at Death: 26 Cemetery: Bayeux War Cemetery(Calvados, France) Grave Reference: XVI. B. 24. The 99th 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   Sources and Information: Unlocking the Mystery of a Name Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada 
Malcolm Rudolph Rose
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BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY  France                    Malcolm     Rose     served     as     a    Lieutenant     with     the    Royal     Cana - dian   Infantry   Corps.   He   died   at   the   age   of   26   on   August   6th,   1944     while   serving   with   the   1st   Battalion   of   the   King’s   Own   Scottish   Bor  - derers (3rd “Iron” Infantry Division)  as a CANLOAN Officer.                     The    town     of     Bayeux,     in    Normandy,     lies    24    kilometres     north  - west   of   Caen.   Bayeux   War   Cemetery   is   situated   in   the   south-western outskirts   of   the   town.   The   Allied   offensive   in   north-western   Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944. There was little actual   fighting   in   Bayeux   although   it   was   the   first   French   town   of   importance   to   be   liberated.   The   Bayeux   War   Cemetery   is   the largest   Commonwealth   cemetery   of   the   Second   World   War   in   France.   and      contains   4,144   Commonwealth   burials   of   the   Sec  - ond World War, including  181 Canadians, among them  "CANLOAN" officers, young Canadians lent to the British Army.                   In     early     1944     the        British     military     were    short     of     officers     and     Canada     had     a    surplus.        Lieutenants     and     Captains     of     the    Canadian   military   were   asked   to   go   on   loan   to   the   British   Army.      Under   the   CANLOAN   plan,   some   6,223   infantry   and   50   ordi - nance   officers   were   attached   to   the   British   army.   These   officers   received   a   month   of   special   training   and   assessment   at   Sus  sex, New   Brunswick   before   being   sent   to   Britain.   The   first   of   the   officers   on   loan   arrived   in   the   British   Isles   early   in   April   1944.   The last   group   arrived   late   in   July.   The   infantry   officers   were   attached   to   about   60   different   British   regiments.      Some   of   the CANLOAN officers  landed in Normandy on D Day, June 6, 1944.  Most went into the Normandy Campaign during the summer and fall of 1944.  1st King's Own Scottish Borderers crossed to France on D-Day,  June 6th, 1944, landing at  ‘Queen’ Beach. They fought around Caen until the town capitulated on July 9, 1944.                  In     early     August     of     1944    the     1st     King's     Own    Scottish     Borderers     encountered        the     German    resis - tance   near   Estry   in   Normandy.      Heavy   fighting      continued   around   Estry   between   August   5th   and   8th.        On   August   5th   the   Germans   crossed   Estry   under   heavy   shelling   of   the   British   artillery   and   on         August 8th   German   artillery   stormed   Estry   to   prevent   the   British   from   entering   the   town.      The   battle   ended   in this area of France on August 13th  when the Germans pulled back.                    A    monument        stands     in    Estry,     France     in    memory    of     the     1st    Battalion     King's    Own    Scottish     Bor  - derers,   of   the   9th   Brigade   (3rd   British   Infantry   Division)   who   participated   in   the   liberation   of   the   town   in August 1944.                     The    final     resting    place     of     Malcolm     Rose     is     found     among     the    thousands     who     gave    their     lives   during   the   Normandy   Campaign   and   are   buried   in   the   Bayeux   War   Cemetery.      The   red   roses   that   adorn   the   stones   are   perhaps most appropriate to those who served in the  King's Own Scottish Borderers.                     The    King's     Own     Scottish     Borderers     are     one     of     the     six    infan  - try   regiments   which   'gained   immortal   glory'   at   the   Battle   of   Minden in   1759   by   advancing   against   a   superior   force   of   French   Cavalry.   This battle   commemorated   annually   on   August   1st   when   the   Regiment wear   red   roses   in   their   headdress   following   the   tradition   that   the soldiers   had   picked   roses   as   they   advanced   through   gardens   before the   battle.   This   custom   was   observed   by   Borderers   in   1944   when they   mounted   an   attack   on   Minden   Day   during   the   invasion   of   Nor - mandy   -   for   they   attached   to   their   helmets   the   roses   which   they plucked from the hedgerows.                   On     July    10th,     2009,    members     of     the     Wartime     Heritage     Asso  - ciation    visited    Bayeux    Cemetery    and    placed    a    Canadian    flag    and poppy at the stone of Malcolm Rose.    Published by the Wartime Heritage Association (2009)
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