An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Courtesy of David Simmons:
- Sergeant, Machine Gun Corps. Regimental No 33333. (Formerly No. 1743, West Riding Regiment). Born in Emley. Killed in Action 3 June 1917 in France aged 24 years. Son of Mary Jane Rowlands, Roydhouse, Shelley. Husband to Mabel Wroe. Employed as a Coal Miner (Trammer) at a local mine in Emley. Enlisted at Kirkburton. Buried at Rue-de-Bois Military Cenmetery, Fleurbaix, France. Plot III.A.10.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- ROWLANDS, GEORGE OSWALD. Sergeant. No 33333. 170th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 1743 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Emley near Huddersfield. Husband of Mabel Sylvia Rowlands, of Shelley. Killed in action, 3.6.1917, aged 24 years. Buried RUE-du-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row A, Grave 10.
- ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Shelley; All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Serjeant GEORGE OSWALD ROWLANDS
- regiment: Machine Gun Corps
- died: Sunday, June 3, 1917
- age: 24 years
- record ID: 292318
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