Sergeant Frederick William Dawzie Rowley

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Date of Death

21 Aug 1918

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United Kingdom

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United Kingdom

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Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 10th October 1918

Sgt Frederick William Dawzie Rowley MM, 6535, 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, was killed in action during the advance on Bapaume on August 21st, 1918. Born in Luton in 1880, he had lived in the Middlesex area since serving in the Boer War and had completed almost 21 years in the Army.

Frederick had won the Military Medal for his devotion to duty at Vimy Ridge, and had been recommended for the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

He was a son of Frederick William and Amy Jane Rowley, who were living at 169 Park Road, Luton, around the time of Frederick's birth. In 1891 the family were living in Duke Street. His father was still living in Luton in 1918.

After service during the whole of the Boer War, Frederick returned to England and in 1913 married Maud Mary Weatherley in Hendon Middlesex. They had three children – Constance, Frederick and Winifred, born between 1914 and 1917. Maud was living at Stanmore at the time of her husband's death.

Author: Deejaya

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