John Henry Rose was the son of John and Margaret Rose. John was born in Dungannon about 1891. It seems that by 1901, the family had left Ireland. John Henry Rose enlisted in Eastbourne in 1910. Lance Corporal John Henry Rose was serving with the 4th Division of the 1st Battalion of Rifle Brigade. When he was killed in action in France on Sunday 2nd May 1915. He was aged 24. The CWGC record Lance Corporal John Rose as the son of John and Margaret Rose, of 1, Rylstone Road, Eastbourne.
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.