Alan Rose

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Sir Alan Rose
18th Chief Justice of Singapore
In office
Appointed by William Allmond Codrington Goode
Preceded by John Whyatt
Succeeded by Wee Chong Jin
30th Chief Justice of Ceylon
In office
Appointed by Henry Monck-Mason Moore
Preceded by Edward Jayetileke
Succeeded by Hema Henry Basnayake
Chellappah Nagalingam
as acting
Personal details
Born (1899-10-08)October 8, 1899
Died June 20, 1975(1975-06-20) (aged 75)
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge, Inner Temple

Sir Alan Edward Percival Rose (1899–1975) was the 30th Chief Justice of Ceylon. He was appointed in 1952 succeeding Edward Jayetileke and was Chief Justice until 1956. He was succeeded by Hema Henry Basnayake.[1] He also served as Chief Justice of Singapore.[2][3][4]

Rose born in England in 1899, served 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade of the British Army in World War I.[5] Return to England after the War, Rose became a lawyer and served in the Colonial Legal Service from 1929 to 1942 in Fiji, Rhodesia and Palestine.[5]

After serving as Solicitor General of British Palestine, Rose became Commissioner in charge of investigating corruption in the Customs Department in 1942 before serving in Ceylon until 1955 and finally retired from Singapore in 1963.[5]

Rose return to England and died in 1975.[5]


  1. ^ "Overview". Judicial Service Commission Secretariat. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sir Alan Rose arrives today". The Straits Times. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Campbell, Fiona. "Jews in Sri Lanka". Archived from the original on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  4. ^ ROSE, Sir Alan (Edward Percival). Who Was Who. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 7 January 2013.  closed access publication – behind paywall
  5. ^ a b c d Corfield, J. (2010). Historical Dictionary of Singapore. Scarecrow Press. p. 227. ISBN 9780810873872. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
John Whyatt
Chief Justice of Singapore
Succeeded by
Wee Chong Jin
Preceded by
Edward Jayetileke
Chief Justice of Ceylon
Succeeded by
Hema Henry Basnayake
Chellappah Nagalingam
as acting