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Thomas Rowan

Photo:
(none)

Service No:
291721

Rank:
Private

Regiment:
Northumberland Fusiliers, 1st Battalion (N.B. Ancestry.co.uk gives the battalion as 1/7th Battalion, Territorial Force but the CWGC database & Kirknewton War Memorial record Rowan as serving with the 1st Battalion)

Died:
12/12/1917

Aged:
22

Commemorated / Buried:
Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, Mory

Service History:
Enlisted at Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland. Rowan fell during a German attack on the ‘Apex’ position which was part of the trench system in the Bullecourt sector. Casualties were 13 Other Ranks killed & 11 missing. 2 Officers & 32 Other Ranks were wounded. (Source: The Coldstream & District Local History Society; http://www.coldstreamhistorysociety.co.uk/index.php/war-memorials/profile/kirknewton-t-rowan)

Background:
Born at Rennington, Northumberland. Son of Bryan & Elizabeth Rowan of East Fenton, Wooler, Northumberland.

Local memorial:
Doddington, Church of St. Mary & St. Michael (Source: For Doddington, www.newmp.org.uk) Kirknewton War Memorial