Edgar is remembered on the war memorial at the Town Hall, Ipswich.


Born: 1905, Ipswich.

Died: 24th October 1942; age: 37.

Residence: Ipswich.


Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 542988.

Regiment: 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, Royal Armoured Corps.

Branch at enlistment: Royal Armoured Corps. Branch at death: Nottinghamshire Yeomanry.


Grave Reference:


El Alamein War Cemetery,





1911   477, Wherstead Road, Ipswich.


Edgar was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Robert Rowland, 42, a Marine Engineer – Dock Commission, born Winlaton, Durham.

Mary Jane Rowland (nee Gilmore), 41, born Howden, Northumberland.

Thomas Rowland, 16, an Apprentice Engine Fitter – General Engineering, born Ipswich.

Elsie Margaret Rowland, 14, born Ipswich.

Robert Rowland, 12, born Ipswich.

Reginald John Rowland, 8, born Ipswich.

May Rowland, 2, born Ipswich.


Edgar’s father, John Robert Rowland, died 1939, Ipswich.


In 1933, Ipswich, Edgar married Lilian Daisy Giles, born June 1912, Ipswich.

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