Maurice Rose

Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 102 (Ceylon) Squadron
Service number 900030
Died 29 October 1940
Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial
Age 20

Maurice was born on 31 March 1920 in King’s Norton, Worcestershire to Joseph Rosenberg, a tailor, and Winifred née Tilley and he had two sisters Stella and Pauline and a brother Derek. The family changed their surname from Rosenberg to Rose before 1939.

Maurice’s AJEX card states that he was training at No 2 Wing, Yatesbury followed by No 7 Bombing & Gunnery school in Porthcawl.

Maurice was the wireless operator/air gunner on Whitley P5082 which departed RAF Linton on Ouse on a night operation to Bremen. The aircraft went down in the North Sea 20 miles off Aberdeen after a successful raid.

Pilot, Richard Anthony Barnwell, 36163, aged 24
Sgt. Thomas Henry Pegram, 632154
Sgt. Harry Edward Danks, 748206
Sgt. Frederick Joseph Abrahams, 580418, age 22. Frederick was also Jewish and has a page on the website. Abrahams, Frederick Joseph | Remembering the Jews of WW2

Photo courtesy of Sarah Minney
1921 Census