2nd Lt Franklyn Theodore Rowland Rowland

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The Royal Memorial Chapel

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Royal Military Acadamy Sandhurst


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Seating
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to 2nd Lieutenant Franklyn Theodore Rowland Rowlands, 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers. Only son of His Honour Judge Rowland Rowlands and Mary Rowlands (daughter of Gwilym Thomas), of Newton, Porthcawl, Glamorganshire. Born in Torrington Cottage, Porthcawl, Glamorganshire. Baptised on 25 Feb 1899 in St Mary's Church, Thorpe, Surrey (where his parents were married on 30 Sep 1896). Educated at Westminster School. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst 1916-17. Commissioned into the South Wales Borderers 1 May 1917. Deployed to France with the 2nd Battalion in Oct 1917. Killed in action a month later at Rumilly, France aged 19 years. Initially buried by the German Army but later reburied by the CWGC in grave II.A.17. of Marcoing British Cemetery, Marcoing, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France. He is also commemorated on the Porthcawl War Memorial, Bridgend, South Wales.
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Franklyn Theodore Rowland Rowlands, 2nd Lieut, 2nd Bn S Wales Bord. Only son of His Honour Judge Rowlands. Killed in action at Rumilly, near Cambrai 21st November 1917 aged 19.

Franklyn Theodore Rowland Rowlands

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