Saturday 21 January 2012

Sergeant Robert Rowlands

Born on 25 January 1895 in Herefordshire, England - next of kin listed as Mrs. Jane Rowlands, Kingsthorpe, Hereford, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as rock laborer; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 10.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, on 26 January 1915 (number 410827) - transferred to the 2nd Battalion, CEF, on 25 August 1915 - transferred to the Canadian Forestry Corps, CEF, on 6 September 1917.

(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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