Walter Augustus Rose

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Lieutenant Walter Augustus Rose, (22 December, 1872 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Rose was promoted to the rank of Gunner on 1 March, 1896.

Rose specialised in riflery. To his detriment, he was chastised by a Court of Enquiry after a stoker escaped a range with rifle and ammunition in 1906, but Rose was noted as "exceptional" and a "very good rifle shot".

Rose was promoted to the rank of Chief Gunner on 1 April, 1912.

Rose was appointed to H.M.S. Brilliant at the Nore from 25 August, 1914 to 1 August, 1916 when he was appointed additional to the same ship for duties at Lerwick Base. He was next appointed to Thunderer on 17 September 1917. Captain Pratt consider Rose a "good and reliable officer in every way."

Rose was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 May, 1918 and appointed to the pre-dreadnought H.M.S. Cæsar from 15 May to 1 September 1918 before finally spending three months in H.M.S. Commonwealth.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Roger V. de Halpert
Captain of H.M. T.B. 042
20 Oct, 1911 – 9 Mar, 1912
Succeeded by
George Collins
Preceded by
Harold G. Campbell
Captain of H.M. T.B. 82
9 Mar, 1912[1] – 14 Sep, 1912
Succeeded by
William E. C. Johnson


  1. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 401.