WWI CAF Group, Lieutenant-Colonel H.A. Rose, CEF
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Officers' Decoration (Lt. Col. H.A. ROSE 44th. Regt.); British War and Victory Medal with Oakleaves (LT. COL. H.A. ROSE.). CAF is officially engraved and hallmarked, BWM and VM are officially impressed. Original ribbons, very fine. Accompanied by copies of his Officers' Declaration Paper, Service Records, Medical Records and his Certificate of Service. Footnote: Hugh Alexander Rose was born in Welland, Ontario on April 12, 1881. He signed his Officers' Declaration Paper for the Canadian Expeditonary Force on November 2, 1915 in his hometown of Welland, established that he was married to Jennie Rose and stated his trade as Lawyer. He was active for eighteen years with the 44th Lincoln and Welland Regiment militia from June 1897 to November 1915. He sailed from Halifax on S.S. Lapland, July 11, 1916 and was a member of the 12th Reserve Battalion upon arrival in England. Throughout his stay in England and France, he also served with the 98th Battalion, 1st Central Ontario Regimental Depot, Canadian General List., H.Q. 6th Labour Group and H.Q. 81st Labour Group. He was treated and placed in a cast for a fractured ulna (forearm) that he sustained during an automobile accident in London on November 30, 1918. Upon demobilization, he was discharged from active service on April 5, 1919. Rose was mentioned in dispatches from the London Gazette 31448, December 28, 1917.