Walter Rowe (1885-1917)

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.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

ROWE, WALTER. Private. No 240684. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Huddersfield Workhouse 5.10.1885. Parents lived at 48 Victoria Crescent, Lockwood. Educated Mount Pleasant Council School, Lockwood. Husband of Polly Rowe, 33 Swan Lane, Lockwood. Employed as a labourer by Messrs W. H. Heywood and Company, Birkby. Was a member of the Men's Own Class at Ramsden Street Chapel. Enlisted 10.11.1914. Wounded and taken prisoner at Bullecourt, 3.5.1917. Died of wounds, 23.6.1917, aged 33 years. Buried TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 2.
ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission