Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
18 Sep 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte Frank Rowley, 86184, 13th Royal Fusiliers, was killed in action in France on September 18th, 1918. He was aged 34 and had worked as a coach and motor trimmer at Vauxhall Motors.
An officer wrote to his widow Kate at 39 Manor Road, Luton, that her husband was killed in action on the morning of the 18th. Owing to their position in the fighting it was necessary to bury him at once, and he lay by the side of a comrade and close to the spot where he fell.
Born in Stratford, London, in 1884, a son of Londoners William and Eliza Rowley, he had married Kate Elizabeth Martin in West Ham in 1909. At the time of the 1911 Census Frank and Kate were living at 85 Hartley Road, Luton, with a baby son (Frank Martin Rowley), born in Luton.
Frank is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and on the Vauxhall War Memorial in Kimpton Road.