Rowlands Joseph

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold

Name / Enw: Rowlands Joseph

Regiment/Catrawd: 1st Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Private 6461

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: Le Touret Memorial

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: Panel 13 to 14

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: France

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

16th May 1915

He was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Rowlands of Mold. In 1901 the census tells us that Joseph, the father was a 56 year old bricklayer. The only child at home was 15 year old Robert. We have not traced Joseph the younger.  By 1911 we have found him married aged 29 and living in Milford Street, Mold with his wife Emma and son of 6 – another Joseph  and a daughter of 3, Edith. We can see from the news cutting below that before the war he was employed at the local auction mart.

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County Herald 18th June 1915