Private Frank Rowley

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

18 Sep 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Coach and motor trimmer


Vauxhall Motors Ltd

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

39 Manor Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery
Villers Plouich

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 5th October 1918
Pte Frank Rowley

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.

Individual Location

Pte Frank Rowley

Author: Deejaya

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