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Silas John ROWLAND

Regimental number2710
Place of birthDongara Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm hand
AddressDongarra, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinWife, Mrs Gertrude Rowland, Dongarra, Western Australia
Enlistment date19 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 26 August 1917
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialLa Plus Douve Farm Cemetery (Plot VI, Row E, Grave No. 2), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Caroline ROWLAND; husband of G.I. ROWLAND (nee EDWARDS), Dongarra, Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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