Saturday 21 January 2012

Major Frederick Arnold Rowlandson

Joined the 28th Battalion, CEF, on 28 October 1914 (number 73309) - landed in France with the 28th Battalion on 15 or 17 September 1915 - commissioned as a lieutenant on 26 March 1916 - invalided sick to England on 8 April 1917 - seconded to the Canadian School of Musketry from 23 March to 25 July 1918 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 11 August 1918 - seconded to the Canadian Embarkation Camp as second-in-command from 7 March to 16 May 1919.

Awarded a Mention in Despatches (London Gazette No.31448, 8 July 1919) - no formal citation - unit recommendation dated 26 December 1918: "Recommended for Mention in 'Peace Despatch'."

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))


Anonymous said...

I would love to know if this Frederick Arnold Rowlandson is my great uncle. If so born in Madras, India, in 1878. My grandmother's eldest brother - she was Clare Rosamund Rowlandson. It is know he went to Canada and served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. We know nothing about what happened after that, though our family tree states he died in Canada in 1922. As children the family of 5 children were sent back from India on death of mother, and brought up by their grandmother who was the grand daughter of Elizabeth Fry, the Quaker Prison Reformer.

Ken said...

Sorry for the delay in responding. Unfortunately, his enlistment records do not appear digitized on the Library and Archives site. However, the sailing list for the 28th Battalion - his original unit - does not he was born in India. Beyond that, I don't have any information, but you could order his military service record from LAC at

Thanks, Ken