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Joseph Rowland 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.
Joseph assisted his mother in the family fish and game business.
02 Nov 1917
651213 - CWGC Website
410th Field Coy Royal Engineers
Joseph Rowland, enlisted at Nottingham on 9th December 1915 and was placed into the reserves the following day. He was mobilised 15th June 1916 and posted as a sapper in the Royal Engineers. He joined the Egyptian Expeditionary Force on 14th March 1917. He was killed in action on 2nd November 1917 and is buried in Gaza War Cemetery
In memoriam published 2nd November 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post: 'ROWLAND. – In loving memory of dear Joe, killed in action November 2nd, 1917. Cherished memories, shattered hopes. Too dearly loved to be forgotten. – Sorrowing fiancée Lily.' 'ROWLAND. – In proud and loving memory of my dear son Joe, killed in action November 2nd, 1917. A loving son, a brother kind, one of the best God could find. – Sorrowing mother and family (Fred in Germany).' Notices courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 Joseph's brother Private Frederick William Rowland, 1/7th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, died aged 18 a German prisoner of war 18/9/1918.
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