Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams
Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Mold
Name / Enw: Rowson, Orlando
Regiment/Catrawd: 17th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Sgt 25617
Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: La Gorgue Communal Cemetery
Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: II A 10
Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: France
Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals
Date of Death: 22nd January 1916
Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:
Killed in Action 22nd January 1916
He was born in 1866 in Church Pulverbatch, Shropshire. His father was Thomas Rowson and his mother Ellen. The 1871 census tells us that Thomas, the father was a farmer of 40 acres aged 38. His wife was ten years older and there was a 23 year old step daughter, Sarah. In addition there were the following children in the household Elizabeth 13, Jane 11,Thomas 9, John 8, Orlando 5 and George 2.
George spent a number of years in -service. In 1881 he was 16 and was an under gardener at the home of Arthur Bather – Principal Clerk at the Admiralty.