Rowden War Graves
|Rowden and Rowdon men are listed amongst the many millions of soldiers, sailors and airmen who gave their lives during WW1 and WW2. The two tables below, one for each war, show most of them ordered alphabetically by first name.|
|Many of the soldier's first names contain links to the their family pedigrees. Simply hold the cursor over the name to first show the sept. Text in green indicates information not available in the source records. Where ever possible I have found this additional information from my own records. A poppy shown in the details column links to a image of a memorial inscription or a headstone at the grave. Most of the photos were taken during a personal visit to the sites in 1995.|
For more information on War Graves visit the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
"At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them"
World War I (1914-1918)
|Albert Richard||ROWDEN||24/03/1918||18||Dozinghem Military Cemetery : Plot – XIII. 1. 4||Belgium|
|ROWDEN, Rfn, Albert Richard, 574504, 17th Bn London Rgt., Transferred to (354315) 761st Area Emp. Coy. Labour Corps, killed in action, 24/03/1918, Age 18, Son of Mr & Mrs H.L. Rowden of 67 Murchison Road, Leyton, London.
XIII. 1. 4.
|Alfred William||ROWDON||10/05/1918||23||Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres||Belgium|
|ROWDON, Lt. Alfred William, 80th Sqdn RAF. 10 May 1918. Age 23. Son of Alfred and Emily J Rowdon of Alderston Avenue, Newton, Ayrshire.
|Arthur Louis Edward||ROWDON||06/07/1917||22||Oak Dump Cemetery, Voormezelle : Plot – Sp. Mem 2||Belgium|
|ROWDON, Pte. A.L.E., 701418, 23rd Bn London Regt. 6 July 1917.
Sp. Mem 2
The London Regiment
Rowdon, Arthur Louis Edward, e. Clapham Junction, (Battersea), 701418, Pte., killed in action, France and Flanders, 06/07/1917.
|Arthur Philip||ROWDEN||16/08/1917||30||Tyne Cot, Passendaelle||Belgium|
|ROWDEN, Pte., Arthur Philip, G/18714, 2nd Bn Middlesex Regt, 16 August 1917, Age 30, Son of James and Elizabeth Rowden.
Rowden, Arthur, b. St Luke's Middlesex, e. Finsbury, Middlesex, (Stoke Newington, M'sex) G/18714, Pte., killed in action, France & Flanders, 16/08/1916.
|Cuthbert Roger||ROWDEN||20/04/1918||21||St Margaret Rottingdean Churchyard||England|
|ROWDEN, Major, Cuthbert Roger, M C, Worcestershire Regiment 20th April 1918 . Age 21. Son of Arthur Roger Rowden and Blanche Mary Rowden of Eastnor, Ledbury, Herefordshire; husband of Frances Rowden, of Halcon, Redhill, Surrey.
|ROWDEN||16/06/1918||31||Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery : Plot – XI. J. 4.||Iraq|
|ROWDEN Private, E G, 243294 1st/5th Bn. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). 16th June 1918. XI. J. 4.|
|Edmund Percival||ROWDEN||06/09/1917||21||Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos : Plot – II, K, 20||France|
|ROWDEN, Lt Edmund Percival, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 6 Sept 1917. Age 21. Eldest son of Kate Percival Rowden of Chatham, Ontario, Canada and the late Edmund Percy Rowden. Native of St John in Weardale, Co Durham.
II, K, 20.
|ROWDEN, Lance Corporal. Ernest, L/14121, 2nd Bn. Middlesex Regt., 1 July 1916.
Rowden, Ernest, b. North Kensington, Middlesex, L/14121, L/Cpl, killed in action, France & Flanders 01/07/1916.
|Frank Hamlyn||ROWDON||12/04/1918||25||Aire : Plot – II, B, 24||France|
|ROWDON, Serjt, Frank Hamlyn, 59290, 25th (Tyneside Irish) Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers.
Died of Wounds 12/04/1918. Age 25. Son of Robert and Louisa Rowdon of Lyndhurst, Hants.
II, B, 24.
25th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Rowdon, Frank Hamlyn, b. Barnstaple, Durham, e. Guildford, Surrey, 59290, A/Sgt, died of wounds, France & Flanders, 12/04/1918, formerly 04945 A.S.C.
|Frederick Richard||ROWDEN||12/07/1915||22||Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres||Belgium|
|ROWDEN, Pte. Frederick Richard, 2911, 2nd Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers, 12 July 1915.
|George Alfred||ROWDEN||18/08/1917||32||Bertenacre Military Cemetery : Plot – II, D, A||France|
|ROWDEN, Private., George Alfred, 39578, 10th Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 18 Aug 1917.
II, D, A.
The Queen's Regiment.
Rowden, George Alfred, b. Whitstable, Kent, e. Rochester, Kent, (Strood, Kent), G/39578, Pte., Killed in action, France and Flanders, 18/08/1917.
|ROWDEN, Cpl, Harry William, 27082, 1st Bn Duke of Cornwall's Light Inf, 13 April 1918, Age 25,
Son of Edith Rowden of 97 North East Road, Sholing, Southampton and the late Harry Rowden.
|ROWDEN, Private. Henry, 6660, 1st/8th Bn. Durham L. Inf., 29 Sept 1916. Age 21. Son of Jane Marion Honeyball ( formerly Rowden ), of 140 Wingrove Ave, Newcastle–on–Tyne and the late George Rowden.|
|Herbert Charles||ROWDEN||14/09/1914||27||Vailly British Cemetery : Plot – Sp Mem 36||France|
|ROWDEN, Sapper, Herbert Charles, 17191, 57th Field Company Royal Engineers. 14 Sept 1914. Age 27. Husband of B. L. Rowden of 'Jesmond Dene', 105 Nelson Road, Whitstable, Kent. Born at Whitstable.
Sp Mem 36
The Royal Engineers.
Rowden, Herbert Charles, b. Whitstable, Kent, e. Chatham, Kent, (Whitstable, Kent), 17191, Spr, killed in action, France and Flanders, 14/08/1914. (57th Field Coy, RE)
|ROWDEN, Private, James, 282550. 7th Bn Highland Light Infantry. Died 2nd September 1917. Age 23. while a prisoner of war in Asia Minor. Son of John and Elizabeth Rowden of 51, Lochryan St., Stranraer, Wigontownshire.|
|James Albert||ROWDON||07/10/1916||19||Warlencourt British Cemetery : Plot – VI, G, 5||France|
|ROWDON , Rifleman J. A., 373456 Post Office Rifles, 7 October 1916.
VI, G, 5.
Brother of Reuben Frederick
|Leonard Harold||ROWDEN||11/04/1918||19||St Sever, Extn Pt IV : Plot – P, VII, K, 23||France|
|ROWDEN, Pte., Leonard H, 29832, 2nd/7th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regt. 11/04/1918. Age 19. Son of Mrs M. Rowden of 244 Berkhampstead Rd, Chesham, Bucks.
P, VII, K, 23.
7th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Rowden, Leonard Harold, b. Chesham, Bucks, e. Oxford (Chesham), 29832, Pte., died of wounds, France and Flanders, 11/04/1918, formerly 27946, Oxford & Bucks, L.I.
|Mansell||ROWDEN||26/05/1916||25||Taukkyan 1914–1918 War Memorial||Myanmar|
|ROWDEN, Private, M, 2891. 2nd/5th Bn Somerset Light Infantry, 26th May 1916
|Percy George||ROWDEN||10/09/1917||31||Dozinghem Military Cemetery : Plot – VI. B. 16||Belgium|
|ROWDEN, Percy George, 53161, 2nd Bn Royal Fusiliers, 10/09/1917, Age 31, Son of Jane Rowden of 40 Anerley Hill, Upper Norwood, London and the late William Thomas Rowden.
VI. B. 16.
|Reginald Colin George||ROWDEN||30/11/1917||23||Tincourt New British Cemetery : Plot – II, B, 7||France|
|ROWDEN, Lieutenant, R. C. G., General List & Royal Flying Corps, 30 Nov 1917
II, B, 7.
|Reuben Frederick||ROWDON||08/10/1914||23||Braine Community Cemetery : Plot – A. 9. (Sp Mem)||France|
|ROWDON, Pte. Reuben Frederick, 8997, 1st Bn Coldstream Guards. died of wounds 8 Oct 1914. Age 23. Son of Richard and Rosina Rowdon, of 7 Bendon Terrace, Earlsfield, London.
A. 9. (Sp Mem)
Rowdon, Reuben Frederick, b.Earlsfield, Surrey, e. London (Earlsfiled), 8997, Pte., died of wounds, France & Flanders, 08/10/1914
Brother of James Albert
|Robert Adams||ROWDEN||06/10/1917||22||Tyne Cot, Passendaelle||Belgium|
|ROWDEN, Pte., Robert Adams, 16777, 9th Bn Devonshire Regt, 6 October 1917, Age 22, Son of Mrs Sarah Adams Rowden, of 10 Coldharbour, Bridgetown, Totnes, Devon.
9th Service Battalion Devonshire Regiment.
Rowden, Robert Adams, b. Littlehempston, Devon., e. Torquay (Paignton), 16777, Pte., killed in action, France & Flanders, 06/10/1917.
Brother of Sidney John
|Sidney James||ROWDEN||21/05/1916||18||Arras Memorial||France|
|ROWDEN, Pte., Sidney James, 631691, 1st/20th Bn London Rgt, 21 May 1916, Age 18, Son of John and Fanny Rowden, of 21 Ermine Road, Lewisham, London.
|Sidney John||ROWDEN||24/04/1918||25||Le Vertannoy British Cemetery : Plot – A. 21||France|
|ROWDEN, Pte., S. J., 27042, 1st Btn Somerset Regiment Light Infantry, 24 April 1918.
Ist Somerset Light Infantry
Rowden, Sidney John, b. Totnes, Devon, e. Torquay (Totnes, Devon), 27042, Pte., killed in action, France and Flanders, 24/04/1918.
Brother of Robert Adams
|Stanley Charles||ROWDEN||16/06/1915||21||Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres||Belgium|
|ROWDEN, Pte. Stanley Charles, 10302, 1st Bn. Wiltshire Regt., 16 June 1915. Age 21. Son of Harry Rowden, of The Dairy, Croucheston Farm, Bishopstone, Salibury.
|Thomas||FORWARD or ROWDON||02/05/1915||30||Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli||Turkey|
|FORWARD (served as ROWDON), Pte., Thomas, 1102, 1st Bn, killed in action, 2 May 1915, Age 30, Son of Thomas and Ann Forward of Portland, Longdown, Exeter, England. Native of Shobrooke, Devon, 14.
Mother's maiden name was Hannah Laura Rowdon
|Victor Kirby||ROWDON||29/09/1918||22||St Catherine's Victoria Lawn Cmtry : Plot – Div23. Sec.E. East I||Canada|
|ROWDON, Wireless Operator (4th Cl.), Victor Kirby, VR/489. H.M.C.S. "Niobe." Royal Naval Canadian Vol Reserve. 29th September 1918. Son of Mary Rowdon, of 18, Cruikshank Avenue, Toronto, Ont., and the late William Rowdon. Div. 23. Sec. S. East half of lot I.|
|Walter Edward||ROWDEN||09/07/1917||17||Portsmouth Naval Memorial : Plot – 27||England|
|ROWDEN Gunner, Walter Edward, RMA/15054. R.M.A. H.M.S. "Vanguard". Royal Navy. Killed by internal explosion of vessel at Scappa Flow 9th July 1917. Age 17. Son of Alfred John and Lucy Rowden, of 8, Victoria Cottages, Lanley Newtown, Slough, Bucks. 27.|
|William Henry||ROWDEN||16/07/1918||20||Plymouth Naval Memorial : Plot – 30||England|
|ROWDEN, Sign. William Henry, Bristol/Z/938 RNVR, HMS "Anchusa", killed in action with submarine off N coast of Ireland. 16 July 1918, Age 20. Son of Eliza Jane Rowden of 11 Commercial Street, Coxside, Plymouth, and the late William Henry Rowden. 30.|
|William Horace||ROWDEN||21/09/1917||19||Tyne Cot, Passendaelle||Belgium|
|ROWDEN, Private., William Horace, G/10187, 10th Bn Queen's Own, Royal West Kent Regiment, 21 September 1917, Age 19, Son of William and Ellen Rowden of 25 Pacific Road, Canning Town, London.
Royal West Kent Regiment.
Rowden, William Horace, b.Plaistow, Essex, e.Woolwich, Kent (Canning Town, Essex), G/10187, Pte., killed in action, France & Flanders, 21/09/1917.
|William John||ROWDEN||31/10/1917||39||Tyne Cot, Passendaelle||Belgium|
|ROWDEN, Pte., William John, 24837, No3 Coy 1st Bn Devonshire Regt, 31 October 1917, Age 39, Husband of Mrs. F.E. Rowden of 15 Victoria Cottages, Parr St, Exeter, Devon.
Rowden, William John, b.Sandford, Devon, e.Exeter, 24837, Pte., killed in action, France & Flanders, 31/10/1917.
World War II (1939-1945)
|Albert Frank||ROWDEN||25/05/1940||36||Ascq Communal Cemetery : Plot – Grave 2||France|
|ROWDEN, Private, Albert Frank, 4029887. 1st Bn The Herefordshire Regt. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 25/05/1940. Age 36. Husband of Hilda May Rowden of Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire. Grave 2.
|Alfred Sydney||ROWDEN||04/11/1940||27||City of London Cemetery, London : Plot – Sq241 ColGrave108002||England|
|ROWDEN, Private, Alfred Sydney, 6406485. 7th Bn Sussex Regiment 4th November 1940. (Screen Wall, Panel 15). Square 241. Coll. grave 108002.|
|Diana Hope||ROWDEN||06/07/1944||29||Runnymede Memorial : Plot – Panel 243.||England|
|ROWDEN, Section Officer, Diana Hope, Mentioned in Dispatches, 4193. Seconded to W.T.S. (F.A.N.Y.). Women's Aux. Air Force. 6th July 1944. Age 29.
Croix de Guerre. Daughter of Major Aldred Clement Rowden, and of Christian Rowden, of Binsted, Hampshire. Panel 243.
|Edward Arthur||ROWDEN||23/11/1939||27||Liverpool Naval Memorial, Liverpool : Plot – Panel 20 Col1.||England|
|ROWDEN, Third Baker, Edward Arthur, 108125, H M S Rawalpindi Naval Auxilary Personnel, 23rd November 1939. Panel 20, Column 1.|
|Frank Osbourne||ROWDEN||06/09/1944||20||Ancona War Cemetery : Plot – I. A. 7.||Italy|
|ROWDEN, Private, Frank Osbourne, b/135646, Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, R.C.I.C. 6th September 1944. I.A.7.|
|Frederick Durr Harvey||ROWDEN||24/03/1946||61||St Peter Thundersley Churchyard||England|
|ROWDEN, Master, Frederick Durr Harvey, S.S. Sammex (London) Merchant Navy. 24th March 1946, Age 61, Son of John Wesley Rowden and Margaret Emma Rowden; husband of Mabel Rowden of Westcliff–on–Sea.|
||ROWDEN||21/10/1944||25||Belgrade War Cemetery : Plot – Coll grave 7.E. 1–5||Yugoslavia|
|ROWDEN, Sgt. Pilot, George Douglas, 1575620. 104 Sqdn Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 21st October 1944. Age 25. Son of John Douglas and Marjory Katherine Rowden. Coll grave 7.E.1–5.|
|Herbert Victor||ROWDEN||25/02/1941||30||Whitstable Cemetery : Plot – Sec. 4Q. Grave 38.||England|
|ROWDEN, Master, Herbert Victor., Sailing Vessel Globe (Faversham), Merchant Navy. 25th February 1941. Age 30. Son of Jasper and Elizabeth L. A. Rowden, of Whitstable; husband of Violet Rowden, of Whitstable.|
|Hilton Thomas James||ROWDEN||03/08/1947||26||Port Hope Welcome United Church : Plot – Sec B.3.Rge17 Lot112||Canada|
|ROWDEN, Private Hilton Thomas James, C/34580 Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. 03/08/1947 Age 26 Husband of Kathleen Rowden, of Toronto. Sec B. 3. Range 17. Lot 112.|
|James Henry||ROWDEN||01/06/1941||42||Chatham Memorial, Kent : Plot – 46, 3.||England|
|ROWDEN, Petty Officer Stoker, James Henry, C/K 67130 HMS Calcutta Royal Navy. 1st June 1941. Age 42 Son of James Thomas and Kate Elizabeth Rowden; husband of Annie Beatrice Rowden, of Lavender Hill, London. 46.3.|
||ROWDEN||09/04/1941||27||Dunkirk Town Cemetery : Plot – Plot2 Row1 Grave4||France|
|ROWDEN, Pilot Officer, John Hampton, 83249. 64 Sqdn Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 9th April 1941. Plot 2 Row 1 Grave 44.|
|Lawrence Muirhead||ROWDEN||02/06/1940||22||Dunkirk Memorial : Plot – Column 14||France|
|ROWDEN Gunner, Lawrence Muirhead, 26901. 76 Field Regiment Royal Artillery. 31st May – 2nd June 1940 Age 22. Column 44.|
|Norman||ROWDEN||03/11/1946||25||South London Crematorium, Mitcham : Plot – Panel 28.||England|
|ROWDEN, Rifleman, N, 6855695 1st Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps. 3rd November 1946. Son of Henry John and Clara Amy Rowden, of n Panel 28.|