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Sneinton Nottingham
Alfred Rowson was born in 1881 the son of William Rowson a labourer. On 4th September 1897, at St Ann’s Church, Nottingham, nineteen year old Alfred of 47 Dunscombe Street married Alice Jesson a twenty year old cotton winder who lived at 51 Bombay Street. Her father was marble polisher Samuel Jesson and she had seven siblings who survived infancy: Ethel b 1898, Alfred b.1899, Albert b.1907, Florence b.1909, Elsie b.1911 and Doris b.1914. In 1911 they lived at 101 Thorneywood Rise Nottingham. At the time of Alfred’s death Alice was living at 20 Moody Street Carlton Road Nottingham.
He was a box maker.
29 Apr 1917
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2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Alfred Rowson enlisted at Nottingham and landed in France 20/12/1915. The battalion diary of the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters shows that on that date “German retaliatory shelling struck our lines in the early hours (of the 29th April 1917) killing four members of a Lewis Gun team”
Loos Memorial Dud Corner In memoriam notices 28th April 1919 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- 'ROWSON. – In loving memory of my dear husband, Pte. Alfred Rowson, 20 Moodey-street, killed in action April 28th, 1917. Oh heavenly star shine on the grave, of one we loved but could not save. – From loving wife & children. “ROWSON. – In loving memory of our dear brother, Pte. Alf. Rowson, Sherwood Foresters, killed in action April 28th, 1917. Duty nobly done. – From brother and wife, Henry and Lucy.' In Memoriam notices courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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