ARTHUR WILLIAM ROWLAND

image from 1918 Chronical newspaper.

 

Born: 1888, Stoke, Ipswich.

Died: 21st March 1918; age 30; KiA.

Enlistment Details: Location: Ipswich; Date: 29th March 1909; Age: 19 years & 11 months; Occupation: General Labourer; Religion: CofE. Signed up for 6 years. Next of Kin: father – John Rowland, of 64, Cavendish Street, Ipswich. Height: 5ft & 9 3/4ins, blue eyes & light brown hair.

Joined at Derby – 1st May 1909 – Sherwood Foresters.

Home: 29th April 1909 – 10th November 1914

B.E.F. 11th November 1914 – 3rd January 1916

4th January 1916 – Discharged on the termination of is period of engagement – Sunderland – served 7 years & 10 days.

 

Offence: Private – Quitting his arms – Field – 10 days F.P. No.1.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 241963

Regiment: Cameronian (Scottish Rifles), 9th Battalion.

Formerly 55718, Notts & Derby Regiment.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

Panel 37 & 38,

Pozienes Memorial,

Somme,

France.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   51, New White Elm Street, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 3 years old and living with his parents & brothers.

John Rowland, 31, a Miller’s Labourer, born Sproughton, Suffolk.

Alice Rowland, 33, born Old Newton, Suffolk.

Albert John Rowland, 9, born Bramford, Suffolk – died 1909, Ipswich.

Ernest John Rowland, 4, born Ipswich.

 

1901   51, White Elm Street, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 13 years old, a Baker’s Errand Boy. He was living with his parents & brothers.

John, 41, a Miller’s Labourer.

Alice, 43.

Albert, 19, a Miller’s Labourer.

Ernest, 14, a Jeweller’s Errand boy.

 

1911   64, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 23 years old, a Great Eastern Labourer. He was living with his parents & nephew.

John, 51, a Flour Mill Labourer.

Alice, 53.

Albert John Rowland, 8, born Ipswich.

 

Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Clement’s Congregational Church, Ipswich and at Dance East, Jerwood Dancehouse, Ipswich. Formerly Cranfield’s Flour Mill, Ipswich.

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Cameronian (Scottish Rifles), 9th Battalion.

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