Rowson, Orlando

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.

Orlando is also mentioned on the Rhydymwyn Memorial. and Buckley