Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the Bridgnorth area who died during the two World Wars.
Arthur Ernest Rowlands was the son of Thomas Rowlands, a bricklayer’s labourer, and his wife, Mary. They lived in Pound Street before moving to Oldbury Wells.
Arthur served in the 2/7th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He was killed in action on 16th April, 1918 during the German Spring Offensive. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.
Private Rowlands, 26739, was awarded the Victory and British medals. His death was reported in the Bridgnorth Journal on 4th May, 1918.
KILLED IN ACTION [Bridgnorth Journal, Saturday 4th May, 1918] Mr. and Mrs. Rowlands, of 3 Oldbury Wells, Bridgnorth, have been officially informed that their eldest son, 26739 Pte Arthur Ernest Rowlands, 2/7 Royal Warwickshire Regt., was killed in action on the 18th ult. A shell burst close to him and his death was instantaneous. He was 19 years of age.
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