Author Topic: Evan Celyn Rowlands (b c 1905)  (Read 4283 times)

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Re: Evan Celyn Rowlands (b c 1905)
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 07 June 11 16:53 BST (UK) »
I think you can join 'Ancestry' and get war records etc.
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Re: Evan Celyn Rowlands (b c 1905)
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 07 June 11 17:22 BST (UK) »
Not all service records survive (only about 30% of WWI ones still exist). Many libraries have access to Ancestry Library Edition on site so it's worth checking with your local library to see what might be available.
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Re: Evan Celyn Rowlands (b c 1905)
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 07 June 11 17:30 BST (UK) »
I had a good bit of advise which I'm sure you folks already know about but thought I'd pass it on just in case its of use. As my great uncle had committed suicide ther would have been a coroners inquest, so I'm talking to the local coroner at the moment to see if I can get a copy of the records. It may prove to be a dead end (excuse the pun) but it was something that didn't spring to mind straight away as an avenue to research.

I'll keep you all posted, Dad is going for the Military side of things and I'm attcking the problem from the coroner/NHS so eventually we'll get some info?? I hope.

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Re: Evan Celyn Rowlands (b c 1905)
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 07 June 11 18:35 BST (UK) »
If the Coroner's records aren't available it's worth trying the local newspapers- such inquests were widely reported in great details and often list things like relationship to witnesses.
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Re: Evan Celyn Rowlands (b c 1905)
« Reply #13 on: Friday 04 August 17 11:23 BST (UK) »
Hello all, I am a scholar at Cardiff University specializing in Yoruba music and just googled Evan Celyn Rowlands for an article I am writing. Indeed he wrote Teach Yourself Yoruba and was a serious linguist, though I don't know anything about him and was intrigued to learn that he was Welsh. The person that may know something about Rowland's education and life (or may be able to refer on) is my old Yoruba teacher, linguist Akin Oyetade at SOAS, London. I will drop him an email and let you know if I find any detail. Amanda