Private 2108 E A Rosier
1st/7th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment.
Private Rosier was the son of Mrs G. Rosier, of 'Highfield', Charnham Street, Hungerford.
He died on Monday, 10th May 1915, age 25 and is buried in Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, France. He went to France on 12th March 1915.
(The CWGC website has shown him incorrectly as E. E. Rosier)
- The cap badge of the Middlesex Regiment known as "The Diehards"
The Regimental War Diary reads:
5th May 1915 – Battalion took over billets in the Rue du Bois, La Gorgue.
6th May 1915 – Battalion took over No 2 section of trenches. On the 7th May the enemy made a determined rush from rear and front on an advanced sap held by Lt A.G. Groser and 15 men. The attack was beaten off, 5 enemy dead left behind. Our casualties 1 killed, 7 wounded.
9th May 1915 Battalion staff established its HQ at redoubt in front of Cellar Farm.
10th May 1915 Casualties 3 killed, (One of these was Private Rosier)