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Wiltshire Lookup Requests / Elizabeth Bruton nee Rowles
« on: Monday 06 February 23 09:52 GMT (UK)  »
Seeking photo of the above.
Elizabeth Rowles was born 4.1.1852 at Witney, Oxfordshire the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Rowles. She married Charles Bruton 20.6.1874 at Witney.
In the 1881 census she is living in SWindon and her occupation is given as 'nurse'.
She died in 1931 at Swindon, age 79.

Lydia Rowles was born 18.6.1855 at Witney the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Rowles.
She married William Ralph Whitall 16.11.1878 and had 1 child; Lydia R Whitall born 1879.
William died in 1888 and Lydia remarried to Charles Beck in 1894.
Lydia had son, Charles Frederick Beck born 1890, daughter Ada Alice Beck born 1894 and
daughter Dorothy Beck born 1896. All born at Marylebone.
Lydia died 1908 at Kensington, age 54.

If anyone has a picture of Lydia I would be pleased to hear from them.

Oxfordshire Lookup Requests / Sarah Ann Weaver nee Rowles
« on: Sunday 29 January 23 09:43 GMT (UK)  »
Does anyone have this person on their family tree. If you do then please make contact.
She was born in Witney on 30th October 1865 the daughter of Henry Rowles and Elizabeth Simpson. She married Stephen Weaver on 20th March 1886 and died in 1934 at Witney, age 35.
I believe they had 9 children: Ada Alice born 1886, Annie Emma born 1888, Mary Ann born 1889, Stephen born 1890, Harry born 1891, Albert bortn 1892, Frederick William born 1896, George Stephen born 1898 and Violet Amy born 1901.

One Name Studies: N to S / ROWLES
« on: Monday 19 December 22 19:22 GMT (UK)  »
Looking to make contact with anyone researching this surmane especially those with an interest in
London chimney sweeps.

United States of America / Seeking Obituary of Thomas Rowles died 1926
« on: Sunday 18 December 22 16:13 GMT (UK)  »
Thomas Rowles lived in West Frankfort, Illinois and died on Friday 10th September 1926.
He was a coal miner. He was buried in Johnston City Cemetery.
I don't know which newspaper this would have been published in.
Any help would be much appreciated.

This old man is believed to be Edward Rowles, Chimney Sweep. He was married to Esther (nee Cooper). They had a son called Welcome Edwin (known to the family as Edward), driving the motorbike.

I believe this man served in WW1 with the Nottingham & Derbyshire Regiment, No. 5383 & 203552.
On 21st March 1918 he was posted ‘Missing’. 
Also on 21st March 1918 he was reported to be a ‘Prisoner of War’.
He is listed as being imprisoned in Altdamm Prison Camp.
This camp was on the banks of the ‘Oder’, which today is in Poland.
He gives his father as his next-of-kin living at 1 Fox Lane, Chertsey.
In the ‘1939 Register’ he is living at ‘The Nest’, Green Road, Egham, Surrey.
His occupation is given as ‘Incapacitated’.

He died in 1959 at Surrey N.W., age 72.

World War One / Thomas Rowles but which one.
« on: Monday 12 December 22 09:41 GMT (UK)  »
Thomas Rowles served with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Private, No. 45021*
10th (Service) Battalion, 76 Brigade, 3 Division
York & Lancaster Regiment, Private, No. 55575 7th (Service) Battalion (Pioneers)
He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

The problem is there are 10 possibles for this name. They are:
JUN    1882    THOMAS            BURY (Ramsbottom)      b 03.04.1882
SEP   1883    THOMAS            BURY   
SEP    1884    THOMAS       MARYLEBONE         b 02.09.1884
DEC   1884    THOMAS            DURHAM                           b 17.11.1884
MAR   1885    THOMAS            MANCHESTER (St. John’s    c 13.10.1907
DEC   1885    THOMAS            CHORLTON         b 23.10.1885
JUN    1888    THOMAS C.        PONTYPOOL   
DEC   1893           THOMAS      BRISTOL            b 03.11.1893
DEC    1893    TOM                    WOOLWICH
JUN    1899    THOMAS      LAMBETH            b 19.04.1899

In 1916 the 10th (Service) Battalion, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, took part in The Actions of the Bluff and St Eloi Craters then moved to The Somme for The Battle of Albert, The Battle of Bazentin helping to capture Longueval, The Battle of Delville Wood and The Battle of the Ancre. In 1917 they were at Arras, seeing action at Battles of the Scarpe and The Battle of Arleux. They moved north
to the Flanders and were in action during The Battle of the Menin Road and Battle of Polygon Wood during the Third Battle of Ypres. Then moved south and were in action at The Battle of Cambrai.
 On the 8th of February 1918 when the army was reorganised, the 10th Welsh Fusiliers disbanded in France on 8th February 1918.
The number for the York & Lancaster Regiment (No. 55575) was issued in April 1918.               
The 7th York & Lancs were the pioneer battalion for 17th (Northern) Division in France & Flanders.
During 1918 the York & Lancs took part in the Second Battles of the Somme, The Battles of the Hindenburg Line, and The Final Advance in Artois. They ended the War on 11th November 1918
at Limont-Fontaine, south of Maubeuge.
He was transferred to Reserve (Class Z) on 13th October 1919.

If anyone can identify which man is the most likely of discount any of them please let me know.

Hoping someone can improve this picture and lose the picture frame please.

Thomas Rowles was born on Saturday, 15th November 1884 at Whitwell Colliery Cottages, Whitwell House, Durham, son of John and Mary Jane Rowles (née Smith), a ‘Coal Miner.

He emigrated to Canada 30th September 1902 on the ship ‘Lake Ontario’.
He gave his occupation as ‘Joiner’.

He volunteered for the Canadian Engineers on 20th May 1918 at Pittsburg, U.S.A.
At this time he was resident at Stubenville, Ohio.
He embarked for England on 3rd August 1918, but did not serve in France.
He returned to Canada on 12th September 1919.
He married Hilda Russell circa 1922 and had 3 children; 2 girls and 1 son.

He died on Friday, 10th September 1926 at Road District 5, Union, Illinois, age 41.
His occupation is given as ‘Coal Miner’. His address was listed as West Frankfort IIllinois.
His wife is listed as ‘Hilda Rowles’, formerly Hilda Russell.

He was buried on 12th September 1926 in Denning Cemetery, Orient, Franklin County, Illinois, U.S.A.

Durham / Thomas Rowles
« on: Sunday 04 December 22 17:14 GMT (UK)  »
Seeking the birth/baptism of Thomas Rowles in Durham area circa 1884.
He was the son of John and Mary Jane Rowles.
Any help much appreciated.

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