Leslie William Rose came to Chelmsford from Staffordshire. He married in Chelmsford in April 1941 when already a soldier. He was killed in action in Burma in April 1944. His widow lived in Lower Anchor Street.

Leslie was born in Dudley, Staffordshire in 1917, the son of Charles John William Rose and Gertrude May Rose (nee Fullard). His parents had married in Dudley on 27th June 1915. Leslie had a younger sister, Betty I. Rose, born in 1923.

During the Second World War Leslie served as Corporal 6020544 in the 4th Battalion of the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment.

On 12th April 1941 Leslie married Linda Caroline Sarah Smee (1920-2004) at St. John's Church, Moulsham. At the time he was 24 years old and a soldier. His bride as 20 years old and the couple both lived at 95 Lower Anchor Street in Chelmsford.

Leslie William ROSE, Corporal, 4th Battalion, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment

(formerly of the Essex Regiment). Killed in action in Burma. Aged 27

Leslie was killed in action in Burma on 20th April 1944. He was 27 years old. At the time of his death his wife was still living in Lower Anchor Street, while his parents were living in Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Today Leslie lies in Kohima War Cemetery, Nagaland in India (grave 8. E. 19.). The cemetery also contains the grave of fellow Chelmsfordians George Laurence Grogan and Keith Maxwell Warren Mann.