Rowden War Graves

Poppy Rowden and Rowdon men are listed amongst the many millions of soldiers, sailors and airmen who gave their lives during WW1 and WW2. The two tables below, one for each war, show most of them ordered alphabetically by first name.

Many of the soldier's first names contain links to the their family pedigrees. Simply hold the cursor over the name to first show the sept. Text in green indicates information not available in the source records.Where ever possible I have found this additional information from my own records. A poppy shown in the details column links to a image of a memorial inscription or a headstone at the grave. Most of the photos were taken during a personal visit to the sites in 1995. Tyne Cot Cemetery

For more information on War Graves visit the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

"At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them"

World War I  (1914-1918)

First Names Surname Died Age Cemetery Country
Details
Albert Richard ROWDEN 24/03/1918 18 Dozinghem Military Cemetery : Plot – XIII. 1. 4 Belgium
ROWDEN, Rfn, Albert Richard, 574504, 17th Bn London Rgt., Transferred to (354315) 761st Area Emp. Coy. Labour Corps, killed in action, 24/03/1918, Age 18, Son of Mr & Mrs H.L. Rowden of 67 Murchison Road, Leyton, London.
XIII. 1. 4.
Alfred William ROWDON 10/05/1918 23 Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Belgium
ROWDON, Lt. Alfred William, 80th Sqdn RAF. 10 May 1918. Age 23. Son of Alfred and Emily J Rowdon of Alderston Avenue, dianaton, Ayrshire.

Arthur Louis Edward ROWDON 06/07/1917 22 Oak Dump Cemetery, Voormezelle : Plot – Sp. Mem 2 Belgium
ROWDON, Pte. A.L.E., 701418, 23rd Bn London Regt. 6 July 1917.
Sp. Mem 2

The London Regiment
Rowdon, Arthur Louis Edward, e. Clapham Junction, (Battersea), 701418, Pte., killed in action, France and Flanders, 06/07/1917.
Oak Dump Cemetery
Arthur Philip ROWDEN 16/08/1917 30 Tyne Cot, Passendaelle Belgium
ROWDEN, Pte., Arthur Philip, G/18714, 2nd Bn Middlesex Regt, 16 August 1917, Age 30, Son of James and Elizabeth Rowden.

Middlesex Regiment
Rowden, Arthur, b. St Luke's Middlesex, e. Finsbury, Middlesex, (Stoke Newington, M'sex) G/18714, Pte., killed in action, France & Flanders, 16/08/1916. Tyne Cot Cemetery Memorial
Cuthbert Roger ROWDEN 20/04/1918 21 St Margaret Rottingdean Churchyard England
ROWDEN, Major, Cuthbert Roger, M C, Worcestershire Regiment 20th April 1918 . Age 21. Son of Arthur Roger Rowden and Blanche Mary Rowden of Eastnor, Ledbury, Herefordshire; husband of Frances Rowden, of Halcon, Redhill, Surrey.
Edwin
George
ROWDEN 16/06/1918 31 Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery : Plot – XI. J. 4. Iraq
ROWDEN Private, E G, 243294 1st/5th Bn. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). 16th June 1918. XI. J. 4.
Edmund Percival ROWDEN 06/09/1917 21 Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos : Plot – II, K, 20 France
ROWDEN, Lt Edmund Percival, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 6 Sept 1917. Age 21. Eldest son of Kate Percival Rowden of Chatham, Ontario, Canada and the late Edmund Percy Rowden. Native of St John in Weardale, Co Durham.
II, K, 20.
Ernest ROWDEN 01/07/1916 21 Thiepval Memorial France
ROWDEN, Lance Corporal. Ernest, L/14121, 2nd Bn. Middlesex Regt., 1 July 1916.

Middlesex Regiment
Rowden, Ernest, b. North Kensington, Middlesex, L/14121, L/Cpl, killed in action, France & Flanders 01/07/1916.
Frank Hamlyn ROWDON 12/04/1918 25 Aire : Plot – II, B, 24 France
ROWDON, Serjt, Frank Hamlyn, 59290, 25th (Tyneside Irish) Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers.
Died of Wounds 12/04/1918. Age 25. Son of Robert and Louisa Rowdon of Lyndhurst, Hants.
II, B, 24.

25th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Rowdon, Frank Hamlyn, b. Barnstaple, Durham, e. Guildford, Surrey, 59290, A/Sgt, died of wounds, France & Flanders, 12/04/1918, formerly 04945 A.S.C.
Frederick Richard ROWDEN 12/07/1915 22 Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Belgium
ROWDEN, Pte. Frederick Richard, 2911, 2nd Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers, 12 July 1915.
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
George Alfred ROWDEN 18/08/1917 32 Bertenacre Military Cemetery : Plot – II, D, A France
ROWDEN, Private., George Alfred, 39578, 10th Bn The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 18 Aug 1917.
II, D, A.

The Queen's Regiment.
Rowden, George Alfred, b. Whitstable, Kent, e. Rochester, Kent, (Strood, Kent), G/39578, Pte., Killed in action, France and Flanders, 18/08/1917.
Harry William ROWDEN 13/04/1918 25 Ploegsteert Belgium
ROWDEN, Cpl, Harry William, 27082, 1st Bn Duke of Cornwall's Light Inf, 13 April 1918, Age 25, Son of Edith Rowden of 97 North East Road, Sholing, Southampton and the late Harry Rowden.
Ploegsteert Memorial
Henry ROWDEN 29/09/1916 21 Thiepval Memorial France
ROWDEN, Private. Henry, 6660, 1st/8th Bn. Durham L. Inf., 29 Sept 1916. Age 21. Son of Jane Marion Honeyball ( formerly Rowden ), of 140 Wingrove Ave, Newcastle–on–Tyne and the late George Rowden.
Herbert Charles ROWDEN 14/09/1914 27 Vailly British Cemetery : Plot – Sp Mem 36 France
ROWDEN, Sapper, Herbert Charles, 17191, 57th Field Company Royal Engineers. 14 Sept 1914. Age 27. Husband of B. L. Rowden of 'Jesmond Dene', 105 Nelson Road, Whitstable, Kent. Born at Whitstable.
Sp Mem 36

The Royal Engineers.
Rowden, Herbert Charles, b. Whitstable, Kent, e. Chatham, Kent, (Whitstable, Kent), 17191, Spr, killed in action, France and Flanders, 14/08/1914. (57th Field Coy, RE)
James ROWDEN 02/09/1917 23 Basra Memorial Iraq
ROWDEN, Private, James, 282550. 7th Bn Highland Light Infantry. Died 2nd September 1917. Age 23. while a prisoner of war in Asia Minor. Son of John and Elizabeth Rowden of 51, Lochryan St., Stranraer, Wigontownshire.
James Albert ROWDON 07/10/1916 19 Warlencourt British Cemetery : Plot – VI, G, 5 France
ROWDON , Rifleman J. A., 373456 Post Office Rifles, 7 October 1916.  VI, G, 5.
Brother of Reuben Frederick
Leonard Harold ROWDEN 11/04/1918 19 St Sever, Extn Pt IV : Plot – P, VII, K, 23 France
ROWDEN, Pte., Leonard H, 29832, 2nd/7th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regt. 11/04/1918. Age 19. Son of Mrs M. Rowden of 244 Berkhampstead Rd, Chesham, Bucks.
P, VII, K, 23.

7th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
Rowden, Leonard Harold, b. Chesham, Bucks, e. Oxford (Chesham), 29832, Pte., died of wounds, France and Flanders, 11/04/1918, formerly 27946, Oxford & Bucks, L.I.
Mansell ROWDEN 26/05/1916 25 Taukkyan 1914–1918 War Memorial Myanmar  
ROWDEN, Private, M, 2891. 2nd/5th Bn Somerset Light Infantry, 26th May 1916
Memorial to those killed in Burma
Percy George ROWDEN 10/09/1917 31 Dozinghem Military Cemetery : Plot – VI. B. 16 Belgium
ROWDEN, Percy George, 53161, 2nd Bn Royal Fusiliers, 10/09/1917, Age 31, Son of Jane Rowden of 40 Anerley Hill, Upper Norwood, London and the late William Thomas Rowden.
VI. B. 16.
Reginald Colin George ROWDEN 30/11/1917 23 Tincourt New British Cemetery : Plot – II, B, 7 France
ROWDEN, Lieutenant, R. C. G., General List & Royal Flying Corps, 30 Nov 1917
II, B, 7.
Reuben Frederick ROWDON 08/10/1914 23 Braine Community Cemetery : Plot – A. 9. (Sp Mem) France
ROWDON, Pte. Reuben Frederick, 8997, 1st Bn Coldstream Guards. died of wounds 8 Oct 1914. Age 23. Son of Richard and Rosina Rowdon, of 7 Bendon Terrace, Earlsfield, London.
A. 9. (Sp Mem)

Coldstream Guards.
Rowdon, Reuben Frederick, b.Earlsfield, Surrey, e. London (Earlsfiled), 8997, Pte., died of wounds, France & Flanders, 08/10/1914
Brother of James Albert
Robert Adams ROWDEN 06/10/1917 22 Tyne Cot, Passendaelle Belgium
ROWDEN, Pte., Robert Adams, 16777, 9th Bn Devonshire Regt, 6 October 1917, Age 22, Son of Mrs Sarah Adams Rowden, of 10 Coldharbour, Bridgetown, Totnes, Devon.

9th Service Battalion Devonshire Regiment.
Rowden, Robert Adams, b. Littlehempston, Devon., e. Torquay (Paignton), 16777, Pte., killed in action, France & Flanders, 06/10/1917.
Brother of Sidney John Tyne Cot Cemetery Memorial
Sidney James ROWDEN 21/05/1916 18 Arras Memorial France
ROWDEN, Pte., Sidney James, 631691, 1st/20th Bn London Rgt, 21 May 1916, Age 18, Son of John and Fanny Rowden, of 21 Ermine Road, Lewisham, London.
Sidney John ROWDEN 24/04/1918 25 Le Vertannoy British Cemetery : Plot – A. 21 France
ROWDEN, Pte., S. J., 27042, 1st Btn Somerset Regiment Light Infantry, 24 April 1918.
A. 21

Ist Somerset Light Infantry
Rowden, Sidney John, b. Totnes, Devon, e. Torquay (Totnes, Devon), 27042, Pte., killed in action, France and Flanders, 24/04/1918.
Brother of Robert Adams Le Vertannoy British Cemetery
Stanley Charles ROWDEN 16/06/1915 21 Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Belgium
ROWDEN, Pte. Stanley Charles, 10302, 1st Bn. Wiltshire Regt., 16 June 1915. Age 21. Son of Harry Rowden, of The Dairy, Croucheston Farm, Bishopstone, Salibury.
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
Thomas FORWARD or ROWDON 02/05/1915 30 Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Turkey
FORWARD (served as ROWDON), Pte., Thomas, 1102, 1st Bn, killed in action, 2 May 1915, Age 30, Son of Thomas and Ann Forward of Portland, Longdown, Exeter, England. Native of Shobrooke, Devon, 14.
Mother's maiden name was Hannah Laura Rowdon
Victor Kirby ROWDON 29/09/1918 22 St Catherine's Victoria Lawn Cmtry : Plot – Div23. Sec.E. East I Canada
ROWDON, Wireless Operator (4th Cl.), Victor Kirby, VR/489. H.M.C.S. "Niobe." Royal Naval Canadian Vol Reserve. 29th September 1918. Son of Mary Rowdon, of 18, Cruikshank Avenue, Toronto, Ont., and the late William Rowdon. Div. 23. Sec. S. East half of lot I.
Walter Edward ROWDEN 09/07/1917 17 Portsmouth Naval Memorial : Plot – 27 England
ROWDEN Gunner, Walter Edward, RMA/15054. R.M.A. H.M.S. "Vanguard". Royal Navy. Killed by internal explosion of vessel at Scappa Flow 9th July 1917. Age 17. Son of Alfred John and Lucy Rowden, of 8, Victoria Cottages, Lanley Newtown, Slough, Bucks. 27.
William Henry ROWDEN 16/07/1918 20 Plymouth Naval Memorial : Plot – 30 England
ROWDEN, Sign. William Henry, Bristol/Z/938 RNVR, HMS "Anchusa", killed in action with submarine off N coast of Ireland. 16 July 1918, Age 20. Son of Eliza Jane Rowden of 11 Commercial Street, Coxside, Plymouth, and the late William Henry Rowden. 30.
Plymouth Naval Memorial
William Horace ROWDEN 21/09/1917 19 Tyne Cot, Passendaelle Belgium
ROWDEN, Private., William Horace, G/10187, 10th Bn Queen's Own, Royal West Kent Regiment, 21 September 1917, Age 19, Son of William and Ellen Rowden of 25 Pacific Road, Canning Town, London.

Royal West Kent Regiment.
Rowden, William Horace, b.Plaistow, Essex, e.Woolwich, Kent (Canning Town, Essex), G/10187, Pte., killed in action, France & Flanders, 21/09/1917.
Tyne Cot Cemetery Memorial
William John ROWDEN 31/10/1917 39 Tyne Cot, Passendaelle Belgium
ROWDEN, Pte., William John, 24837, No3 Coy 1st Bn Devonshire Regt, 31 October 1917, Age 39, Husband of Mrs. F.E. Rowden of 15 Victoria Cottages, Parr St, Exeter, Devon.

Devonshire Regiment.
Rowden, William John, b.Sandford, Devon, e.Exeter, 24837, Pte., killed in action, France & Flanders, 31/10/1917.

World War II  (1939-1945)

First Names Surname Died Age Cemetery Country
Details
Albert Frank ROWDEN 25/05/1940 36 Ascq Communal Cemetery : Plot – Grave 2 France
ROWDEN, Private, Albert Frank, 4029887. 1st Bn The Herefordshire Regt. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 25/05/1940. Age 36. Husband of Hilda May Rowden of Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire. Grave 2.
Alfred Sydney ROWDEN 04/11/1940 27 City of London Cemetery, London : Plot – Sq 241 Col Grave 108002 England
ROWDEN, Private, Alfred Sydney, 6406485. 7th Bn Sussex Regiment 4th November 1940. (Screen Wall, Panel 15). Square 241. Coll. grave 108002.
Memorial - City of London Cemetery, London
Diana Hope ROWDEN 06/07/1944 29 Runnymede Memorial : Plot – Panel 243. England
ROWDEN, Section Officer, Diana Hope, Mentioned in Dispatches, 4193. Seconded to W.T.S. (F.A.N.Y.). Women's Aux. Air Force. 6th July 1944. Age 29. Croix de Guerre. Daughter of Major Aldred Clement Rowden, and of Christian Rowden, of Binsted, Hampshire. Panel 243.
Memorial - St Pauls Kensington 
Edward Arthur ROWDEN 23/11/1939 27 Liverpool Naval Memorial, Liverpool : Plot – Panel 20 Col1. England
ROWDEN, Third Baker, Edward Arthur, 108125, H M S Rawalpindi Naval Auxilary Personnel, 23rd November 1939. Panel 20, Column 1.
Frank Osbourne ROWDEN 06/09/1944 20 Ancona War Cemetery : Plot – I. A. 7. Italy
ROWDEN, Private, Frank Osbourne, b/135646, Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, R.C.I.C. 6th September 1944. I.A.7.
Frederick Durr Harvey ROWDEN 24/03/1946 61 St Peter Thundersley Churchyard England
ROWDEN, Master, Frederick Durr Harvey, S.S. Sammex (London) Merchant Navy. 24th March 1946, Age 61, Son of John Wesley Rowden and Margaret Emma Rowden; husband of Mabel Rowden of Westcliff–on–Sea.
George Douglas

GDR
ROWDEN 21/10/1944 25 Belgrade War Cemetery : Plot – Coll grave 7.E. 1–5 Yugoslavia
ROWDEN, Sgt. Pilot, George Douglas, 1575620. 104 Sqdn Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 21st October 1944. Age 25. Son of John Douglas and Marjory Katherine Rowden. Coll grave 7.E.1–5.
Herbert Victor ROWDEN 25/02/1941 30 Whitstable Cemetery : Plot – Sec. 4Q. Grave 38. England
ROWDEN, Master, Herbert Victor., Sailing Vessel Globe (Faversham), Merchant Navy. 25th February 1941. Age 30. Son of Jasper and Elizabeth L. A. Rowden, of Whitstable; husband of Violet Rowden, of Whitstable. Headstone - Whitstable Cemetery
Hilton Thomas James ROWDEN 03/08/1947 26 Port Hope Welcome United Church : Plot – Sec B.3.Rge17 Lot112 Canada
ROWDEN, Private Hilton Thomas James, C/34580 Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. 03/08/1947 Age 26 Husband of Kathleen Rowden, of Toronto. Sec B. 3. Range 17. Lot 112.
James Henry ROWDEN 01/06/1941 42 Chatham Memorial, Kent : Plot – 46, 3. England
ROWDEN, Petty Officer Stoker, James Henry, C/K 67130 HMS Calcutta Royal Navy. 1st June 1941. Age 42 Son of James Thomas and Kate Elizabeth Rowden; husband of Annie Beatrice Rowden, of Lavender Hill, London. 46.3.
John Hampton

JHR
ROWDEN 09/04/1941 27 Dunkirk Town Cemetery : Plot – Plot2 Row1 Grave4 France
ROWDEN, Pilot Officer, John Hampton, 83249. 64 Sqdn Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 9th April 1941. Plot 2 Row 1 Grave 44.
Lawrence Muirhead ROWDEN 02/06/1940 22 Dunkirk Memorial : Plot – Column 14 France
ROWDEN Gunner, Lawrence Muirhead, 26901. 76 Field Regiment Royal Artillery. 31st May – 2nd June 1940 Age 22. Column 44.
Norman ROWDEN 03/11/1946 25 South London Crematorium, Mitcham : Plot – Panel 28. England
ROWDEN, Rifleman, N, 6855695 1st Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps. 3rd November 1946. Son of Henry John and Clara Amy Rowden, of n Panel 28.