Biography of Private George Rouse (33056)
16th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby) Regiment
Attd to South Stafford
Died 15th July 1916


  • Name: George Rouse
  • Date of birth: 1896
  • Place of Birth: Deeping, Lincolnshire, England
  • Date of Birth Registration: October – December 1896
  • Place of Birth Registration: Spalding, Lincolnshire, England


  • Name: John Thomas Rouse
  • DOB: 1859
  • Place of Birth: Deeping, Lincolnshire, England
  • Occupation: Foreman on farm


  • Name: Sarah Ann Bloodworth
  • DOB: 1858
  • Place Of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: 1st November 1880 Bourne, Lincolnshire, England

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Rebecca Rouse, 1881, Bourne
  • Mary Rouse, 1883, Bourne (died 1884)
  • Unnamed male Rouse, 1885, Bourne (died 1885)
  • Unnamed male Rouse, 1890, Bourne (died 1890)
  • Arthur Rouse, 1891, Bourne (died 1891)
  • Unnamed female Rouse, 1892, Deeping (died 1892)
  • Arthur Rouse, 1894, Deeping (died 1894)
  • George Rouse, 1896, Deeping
  • Gladys Mabel Rouse, 1898, Deeping (died 1899)


  • 1901: George is living with his parents at Tongue End, Bourne, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: George is living with his parents at North Fen, Bourne, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 14 and he is listed as a farm labourer.
Relatives in services

  • None found


  • No marriage for George has been found and because of his age we can assume that he never had the opportunity to marry.

Newspaper Mentions

  • The Times Friday 25th August 1916
    Rouse, 33056 G.

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • None found

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private George Rouse, 33056, 16th Bn Notts and Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment was killed in action on 15th July 1916 in the Western European Theatre in France and Flanders.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Father John T

  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal
    The 15 Star


  • UK:
  • Bourne, Roll of Honour in Bourne Abbey Church
  • Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private George Rouse, 33056, 16th Bn., Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby) Regiment who died on 15 July 1916 Age 19
  • Son of John Thomas ad Sarah Ann Rouse, of 6, Mills Cottages, South Fen, Bourne, Lincs.
  • Remembered with honour, Serre Road Cemetery No. 2

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

© Picture taken by South Lincolnshire War Memorials

Military Service Timeline

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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • British Newspaper Archive.