Roseveare, Francis Bernard


War Service:
Lieutenant FRANCIS BERNARD ROSEVEARE of Queen Victoria's Own Corps of Guides Infantry (Lumsden's) died of wounds at Samarra on 9 November 1917, aged 21. At the time of his death he was serving with 59th Scinde Rifles (Frontier Force).

He is buried and remembered in Baghdad (North Gate) War cemetery, Iraq

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorials at St Mary’s church, Lewisham and St Paul's church, Deptford.

He was born at Great Snoring, Norfolk. He was the son of the Rev. Richard Polgreen Roseveare, [1865 - 24 Feb 1924] rector of St Paul’s, Deptford and Mrs Mary Roseveare.
He was educated at Sedburgh School.His brother William was killed in France on 20 September 1914.

After the war, in his capacity as Canon of Lewisham, the Rev Roseveare officiated at the dedication of war memorials at Christ Church, Forest Hill, Brownhill Road Central School and at St Mary’s, Lewisham.


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