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Frederick William was born in 1900 the son of John a fish and game dealer and Eliza Rowland (née Palmer) His parents were born at Nottingham, John in 1864 and Eliza in 1869. Married in in 1887, they had six children, four surviving infancy - Joseph b.1891, Frederick William b.1900, Mabel b.1904 and Frank Norman b.1908. John died in 1910 in Nottingham aged 47. In 1911, the family lived at 107, Woodborough Road, Nottingham. Eliza Rowland was a retail fish and game dealer, assisted by her son Joseph.
He was a blouse cutter upon enlistment.
18 Sep 1918
3071204 - CWGC Website
1/7th Bn Durham Light Infantry
Frederick William Rowland enlisted at Nottingham on 21st April 1917 and was placed into the reserves the following day . He was mobilised on 11th June 1917 and initially served (88288) in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment before transferring to the Durham Light Infantry. He embarked from Folkstone on 31st March 1918, disembarked at Boulogne and was at Etaples Camp on 1st April 1918. He joined his battalion 5th April 1918. He was taken prisoner on 27th May 1918 and was deemed to have died in German hands on 18th September 1918, though it was not until 26th February 1920 his family placed a notice in the local press accepting that he had died in captivity. He is buried in Sissonne British Cemetery.
His brother, Sapper Joseph Rowland, 410th Lowland Field Company Royal Engineers, had been killed in action on 2nd November 1917. He is buried in Gaza War Cemetery. Notice published on 26th February 1920 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- 'ROWLAND. – Missing May 27th, 1918, now reported to have died since between June and September, 1918, in German hands. Pte. Frederick William Rowland, D.L.I., aged 18, the dearly loved second son of Mrs. Rowland, 101 Woodborough-road. – From heart-broken mother, sister and brother, Gertie and Lily.' Notice courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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