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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 Trade: Assistant Physical Instructor Martial Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Mrs. Louise Rose (Mother) 11 Russell St., Dartmouth, NS   Irvin was the son of Arly and Louise Rose, of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. He had two brothers, James and Albert and two sisters, Hope and Wilma.  Albert Vaughn Rose also served in Europe. Prior to his enlistment he 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 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.   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 Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada  
Irvin C. Rose