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Charles Holbrook Rosling
Captain Charles Holbrook Rosling - Regiment: Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Unit Text: 3rd Bn. attd. 7th Bn. Age: 36 Died of wounds, received at the Passage of the Selle, 22nd Oct. 1918 Additional information: Only son of the Rev. Charles Douglas Rosling and Madeline Rosling, of Caerhays Rectory, Gorran, Cornwall. Born at Derby. Enlisted Aug. 1914. Formerly Trooper Royal N. Devonshire Hussars. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: XIV. A. 27. Cemetery: ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT
Above Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetry.
Captain Charles Holbrook Rosling National Archives Ref. WO339/54294 Military Papers
In 1891 the Rosling family lived at Horwells School, Launceston, Cornwall.
|Charles D. Rosling||Head||33||Head Master BA London||St Andrew, Bristol|
|Madeline Rosling||Wife||28||Woolard, Somerset|
|Charles H. Rosling||Son||8||St. James, Derby|
|Willam M. Snook||22||Assistant Schoolmaster BA Oxon||Dalston, Middlesex|
|Blanche Horrel||Serv||20||Cook||Werrington, Devon|
|Mary A. Ball||Serv||19||Housemaid||Virginstow, Devon|
|Samuel S. Cole||Pupil||14||Scholar||Coryton, Devon|
|George Cobbledick||Pupil||12||Scholar||Bude, Cornwall|
|Ernest W. C. Carnell||Pupil||13||Scholar||Topsham, Devon|
|Lindon H. L. Saunders||Pupil||14||Scholar||Sandown, Isle of Wight|
|Lionel V. L. Saunders||Pupil||11||Scholar||St. Helens, Isle of Wight|
3rd Reserve Battalion ‘D’ DCLI Attached 7 th Battalion.
Born May 24th 1882.
To American Womens Hospital 98, Lancaster Gate, London.
16.11.1917 Unfit Home 2 months (1 month Hospital treatment) till 30.12.1917
20.12.1917 Unfit Category A 1 month (3 weeks leave)
20.12.1917 Leave from 29.09.1917 to 10.01.1918 P.a. till 03.02.1918
Unfit 1 month p.a. till 07.03.1918
05.03.1918 Return to duty.
Discharged as private 13.06.1915 Aged 29 years 9 months.
Dark- eyes blue- light brown hair
T.F. 2338 Royal South Devons School Master
Born: Derby 29 years unmarried Schoolmaster
Joined Exeter 12th August 1914
Home 12.08.1914 Caerhays Rectory, Gorran, Cornwall
Add. The School, Bromsgrove, Worcs.
Disabled: Langemarck 26.09.1917
Gun shot wound right shoulder Shell fire
That in action he was wounded by St E Shell, a fragment of which entered ½” to right side of spine opposite 2 nd dorsal. It lodged and was extricated on 11.10.1917. No complications.
Was evacuated home 29.09.1917 Boulogne-Dover
Wound nearly healed. Had some pain in shoulder.
Wounded 20.10.1918 Died 22.10.1918
Army credits £223.3.0 310days at 13/6 = £209.5.0
Deeply regret Capt. C.H. Rosling DCLI died of wounds October 22nd. Army Council expresses regret.
November 8th 1918 Reference MS3 Cas/518A
I have received your communication with reference noted above and dated November 2nd 1918.
May I draw your attention to two errors in the body of same -so that your records can be amended.
My son died on 22nd October 1918 not on April 22nd as stated and was also attached to 1st Battalion DCLI and not 7 th as stated. He served with the 7th in 1916 & 1917 - until wounded in September 1917 - but on returning to duty in France this year was then attached to the first Battalion.
My thanks are due for the expression of sympathy in the loss of my boy.
Charles D. Rosling
DOW 18 CCS BEF
Regret 18 Casualty Clearing Station report today Captain C H Rosling DCLI admitted dangerously wounded. Gunshot wounds abdomen. Regret permission to visit not possible.
£223.30 Rev. Chas. Douglas Rosling Caerhays Rectory, Gorran, Cornwall
C H Rosling died intestate
Effects: 1 packet wallet cards
3 cheque counterfoils
1 pass book
2 small note books
The War Memorial in Caerhays says
In memory of the men from this Parish who fell in THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918
Charles Holbrook Rosling Captain First Battalion Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry Born May 24th 1882 died of wounds received at the passage of Selle October 22nd 1918
Robert Williams 2nd Lieutenant 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards Born March 20th 1888 Killed at Loos October 8th 1915
John Francis Williams Lieutenant R.N. Born November 21st 1891 Killed in mining of H.M.S Russell April 27th 1916
Michael Williams Tucker Sapper 2nd Battalion Canadian Tunneling Company Born April 9th 1887 died of wounds June 5th 1917