Friday 20 January 2012

Private Robert Clarke Rowland

Born on 21 April 1893 or 1894 in Walkerton, Ontario - next of kin listed as J. Rowland, Walkerton, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; no current or previous military service; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 5 inches; chest of 35.5 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Montreal, Quebec, on 12 April 1915 (number 411127) - transferred to Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, CEF, on 17 July 1915 - [then] - joined the 160th Battalion, CEF, in London, Ontario, as a captain on 10 March 1916 - taken on the strength of the 44th Battalion, CEF, on 27 March 1918 - wounded on 27 September 1918.

Awarded the Military Cross.

Awarded the Bar to the Military Cross.

(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)

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