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Regimental number4587
Place of birthManchester, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSemaphore, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 5.5"
Weight121 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jane Rowlands, William Street, Semaphore, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the 3rd Lancashire Fusiliers (Volunteers), England; discharged: flat feet. Previously rejected for enlistment on grounds of teeth.
Enlistment date6 November 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Sarah ROWLANDS
Discharge date19 September 1917
Other details

Enlisted 4 January 1916; discharged (medically unfit), 11 July 1916.

War service: England

Embarked Adelaide, 16 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 16 February 1917, and marched in to 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott.

Admitted to Fovant Military Hospital, 6 March 1917 (bronchitis); marched into 8th Training Bn from hospital, 19 March 1917.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 21 March 1917.

Marched out to 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 21 March 1917.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 24 February 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT' Runic', 4 May 1917; disembarked Adelaide, 2 July 1917; discharged (medically unfit: dilated action of heart), Adelaide, 19 September 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death18 August 1939
Age at death57
Place of burialCheltenham Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, ROWLANDS Albert

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