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Offline whiteout7

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James Rowan: Bid to trace WW1 County Longford soldier's family fails
« on: Friday 16 January 15 08:47 GMT (UK) »
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30814266

Pte James Rowan will be buried as a designated unknown soldier on 16 April at the Prowse Point Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, Belgium

A man believed to be from County Longford, who died during World War One, will be buried as an unknown soldier after attempts to trace his Irish relatives failed

((Wow, this is a shame - any one researching Rowan, missing a soldier? They are hoping for a DNA match so they can engrave his headstone with his name))
Wemyss/Crombie/Laing (West Wemyss)
Givens/Normand (Dysart)
Clark/Lister (Dysart)
Wilkinson/Simson (Kettle or Kettlehill)

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Offline Helen Rowan

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Re: James Rowan: Bid to trace WW1 County Longford soldier's family fails
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 19:35 GMT (UK) »
I am related to a James Rowan who lost his life in WW1 don't know if it is this one but they originally came from Ireland his father was Irish he joined up in Liverpool

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