Rank and Organization: Seaman, U.S. Navy. Born: 28 February 1880,
Stamford, Conn. Accredited to: Connecticut. G. O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
In the presence of the enemy during the battles at Peking, China, 13, 20, 21 and 22
June 1900. Throughout this period, Rose distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
While stationed as a crewmember of the U.S.S. Newark, he was part of its landing force
that went ashore off Taku, China. on 31 May 1900, he was in a party of 6 under John McCloy
(MH) which took ammunition from the Newark to Tientsin. On 10 June 1900, he was one of a
party that carried dispatches from LaFa to Yongstsum at night. On the 13th he was one of a
few who fought off a large force of the enemy saving the Main baggage train from
destruction. On the 20th and 21st he was engaged in heavy fighting against the Imperial
Army being always in the first rank. On the 22d he showed gallantry in the capture of the
Siku Arsenal. He volunteered to go to the nearby village which was occupied by the enemy
to secure medical supplies urgently required. The party brought back the supplies carried
by newly taken prisoners.