Richard ROW


ROW, Richard

Service Number: 1324
Enlisted: 11 September 1914, Enlisted at Morphettville, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hindmarsh, South Australia, Australia, 1873
Home Town: Largs Bay, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Hindmarsh Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Engine Driver
Died: Died of wounds, At sea on board HS Derflinger, 30 April 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at sea
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Port Lincoln Garden of Remembrance
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World War 1 Service

11 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1324, 16th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Morphettville, SA
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1324, 16th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1324, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Husband of Eleanor Elizabeth Row nee Moore of 'Sandwell', Emily Street, Largs Bay, SA. Father of Florence May Row

Richard and Eleanor were married on 23 November 1895 in the REgistry Office, Adelaide, SA

Pte. Richard (Dick) Row, of H. Company, 16th Battalion, was killed in action at the Dardanelles on May 10.[1] News of his death was conveyed to his widow (Mrs. Eleanor Row, Emily Street, Sandwell) by the Rev. Canon Swan on Monday afternoon. Pte. Row, who was 43 years of age, was well known in Port Adelaide, where he was employed for many years. He was a native of Soulth Australia, having been born in Bowden. Sympathy will be felt for the widow and family of one son and two daughters.

1. His war service record says he died from wounds aboard a hospital ship on 30 April 1915 and was buried at sea