The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Joseph Rowland|
Name of Ancestor: Joseph Bernard Rowland
Ancestor's date of birth: 18/07/1882
Ancestor's date of death: 21/01/1956
Cause of Death: coronary occlusion ateriosclerosis
Service Number: 84
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney
Unit: 3 NSW Imperial Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): SPR, Date Effective: 25/08/1941
Murray Page: 161
Contingent: Fifth New South Wales
Ship: Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 01/01/1902
Memorial details: Lutwyche cemetery Brisbane ANZAC part
Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps, 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, War Medal 1939-1945.
Personal Characteristics: He was a quiet man.
Reasons to go and fight: He loved a fight
Details of service in war: May 1901 - May 1902 in west then east Transvaal then west Transvaal.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: mid 1902 on Ansonia or 11 August 1902 on Drayton Grange. After the Boer war married and had five children then enlisted in WW1 (29 May 1916 - PTE 35 Bn AIF) went to England. Returned to Australia 25 August 1917. Lowered his age and enlisted in WW2 (25 Aug 1941) and was discharged medically unfit one year later (24 August 1942).
Name of Descendant: Myrtle Croke, Bundaberg North QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter
Name of Descendant: Ray Rowland, Graceville QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson