|David M Rowlands is remembered on his parents' gravestone |
(photos supplied by CR, his nephew)
War Memorials Archive listing
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Photographs by Colin Rowlands who also told us,
"The base which you see on the photos used to support a stone cross bearing the inscription “In Loving Memory”, but that has disappeared. As far as I know the grave never had a stone surround. After David Maurice died in 1915 his brother William (my father) went into the army in 1916 and happily he survived."
Lives of the First World War
Grave Location and Inscription:
Front: John / the beloved husband of / Eliza Rowlands / of Barnsley / who died Sept 20 1900 / aged 49 years / Also the above named / Eliza Rowlands / who died Feb 21st 1916.
Left Side: David Maurice / their son who fell in / action in France / March 12th 1915 / aged 19 years.
Right Side: Louisa / their daughter / died May 1st 1916.
David also is remembered on Le Touret Memorial in France and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.