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William John Arthur Rowland
« on: Tuesday 17 November 15 00:15 GMT (UK) »
Hello

I would be very grateful to hear from anyone who has information about William John Arthur Rowland, born 25 Jan 1925 in Nottingham, Derbyshire and died Mar 1970 in Salisbury, Wiltshire.  His parents were William Connolly Rowland and Beatrice Hignett.

Thank you in advance for your time and attention to my query.

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Re: William John Arthur Rowland
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 17 November 15 12:59 GMT (UK) »
I can see on freeBMD that his parents married in Nottingham in 1918, and there are no other births listed to this couple (at least with these exact surname spellings). William John Arthur's birth is listed as Nottingham (not Derbyshire).

Are you wanting to look back at his family or to try to get more info about William himself?

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Re: William John Arthur Rowland
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 17 November 15 16:46 GMT (UK) »
Annie

Thank you for the welcome and your reply!  I want to learn more about William J A Rowland himself, and if he had any siblings.  Records are much harder to find for him.  I concur with the information you provided, and that I have the same information as well.  I also found a probate record for William's father, William Connolly Rowland, showing that William J A Rowland was a Sergeant in the RAF at the time of his father's death in 1955.  I cannot find military records for William (I have tried various avenues) and need to learn more about his time in the service.  Would you know how I can get in contact with the family, or where I should look to obtain these records?  I would also like to see an obituary for him but cannot find one of those, either.  There are no postings on find-a-grave.  Was he married?  Where was he employed?  Yes, many questions about him I do have.  Thank you for listening!
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Re: William John Arthur Rowland
« Reply #3 on: Friday 20 November 15 17:33 GMT (UK) »
Have you got his actual death certificate for more information about him?

Have you applied for a copy of his Father's will?

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Re: William John Arthur Rowland
« Reply #4 on: Friday 20 November 15 18:54 GMT (UK) »
Chempat

I have done neither and wasn't sure if someone already had hence the post.  I am not in Great Britain, so am unaware of the procedures to request either document.  I was hoping for an obit in the Salisbury area but haven't been successful with the papers on Britishnewspaperarchives.

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Re: William John Arthur Rowland
« Reply #5 on: Friday 20 November 15 23:38 GMT (UK) »
Information here about obtaining wills over the internet:

https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/Support/Help

and similarly for death certificates:

https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp

The chance of anyone on here being related is exceedingly remote.

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Re: William John Arthur Rowland
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 22 November 15 04:02 GMT (UK) »
Chempat

Thank you for the assist.

All the best

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