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Trooper Joseph Rowland

Ancestor Details

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).

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Myrtle Croke, Bundaberg North QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Granddaughter

Name of Descendant: Ray Rowland, Graceville QLD
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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