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If this picture could be converted to colour to fit a 6x4 inch frame I would be delighted.
George Rowles was born in Norwich in 1902 and died in 1967.
He served in the Royal Engineers in WW2.

Canada Lookup Request / Children of Robert William Rowles sought
« on: Monday 01 November 21 11:34 GMT (UK)  »
Robert William Rowles was born on Tuesday, 10th May 1892 at No. 1, Cooks Court, Cross Street, Chatham, Medway, Kent, England, the son of Robert and Rebecca Rowles (née Rice), a ‘Labourer’.

He enlisted in the Canadian Over-Sea Expeditionary Force on 30th December 1915 at Ottawa.

He married Hazel May Mallory on 21st March 1916 at Bellville, Hastings County, Ontario.
I thought they had at 1 daughter, Gladys born 1918, whose married name was “Burroughs’, and 1 son, Charles born 1920 as found in the 19212 census.

I have since found out via an obituary for Robert that they had more children.
Can anyone help Identify them please

He died on Thursday, 5th August 1948, age 56, at Ottawa, as a result of ‘Haemorrhage of Gastric Ulcers’. He was buried on 7th August 1948 at Beechwood Cemetery, Ontario by Rev. T. E. Downey.
Section 27 (Veterans), Range C, Grave 11.

Gloucestershire Lookup Requests / Looking for these ancestors for 40 years
« on: Sunday 31 October 21 09:15 GMT (UK)  »
Sitting on top of my Oxfordshire tree are Benjamin and Anthony Rowles.
Benjamin Rowles married Joan Sparrowhawk on 15th January 1628 at Witney.
Anthony married another Joan [surname unknown] on 9th April 1632 also at Witney.
They both had sons named after each other and both had a Ralfe.
I have always assumed they were brothers but where did they originate from.
They were the almost the first 'Rowles' in the county so it seems logical that they probably came over the border from Gloucester as they were both masons by trade.

Can anyone help find their baptisms.
I don't know their ages as both their burials are missing thanks to Cromwell.
Maybe they are listed in the Archdeacon's Transcripts of Bishops Transcripts - I don't know.

This is Charles Rowles 1833-1890.
He served with the 1st Regiment Life Guards.

This is granny Emma Elizabeth Jackson 1863-1942.
Would someone be kind enough to add some colour.
I'm afraid I can't help with any suggestions for the colour of the clothes but would
be very grateful for any help.


I am hoping someone would like to have a go at converting Harry Rowles to colour for me.
He was an old soldier when WW1 started but nevertheless he volunteered and served with the
Royal Defence Corps. He died in 1918 age 61.

The medals are Egypt Medal, Khedive Star and 1902 Coronation Medal if anyone needs the colours for the medal ribbons.

South Africa / South African Police Awards 1913-1994 - Look-up please
« on: Tuesday 31 August 21 10:41 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone have a copy of this book please, or has access to it.

Gallantry Awards of The South African Police 1913-1994; Including a Complete Roll of Honour.
Written by Terance King, ISBN 0620262753.

I am seeking the entry for the name ROWLES, Stephen Henry who died in 1918.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / William Leslie Loosemore
« on: Saturday 21 August 21 11:02 BST (UK)  »
Could this picture be made larger and sharper please. It is the only one I could find.
Any help would be very much appreciated.
He served in WW1 with the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.
He was born in 1893 at Falmouth and died in 1939.

Thomas Estcourt Rowles died on 11th May 1917, age 51.
He was serving with the 6th Regiment, South African Infantry.
He is buried in Queentown Cemetery, Eastern Cape, West Section, Grave 7.

This is now a dangerous place to go to take pictures so I have been told.
A member of the Tin Hat Club took this picture for me a few years ago.

If it could be made more readable I would be delighted.
Thank you for looking.

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