Francis Godolphin (Frank) ROWE


ROWE, Francis Godolphin

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 2 July 1915, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 14th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 27 January 1889
Home Town: Darling Point, Woollahra, New South Wales
Schooling: St. Mark's Crescent Grammar School
Occupation: Consulting engineer/Company secretary
Died: Killed In Action, France, 11 March 1917, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Picardie
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Sydney, New South Wales
16 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 13th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, SN Officer, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Sydney
5 Jun 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 25th Field Artillery (Howitzer) Brigade
11 Mar 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 14th Field Artillery Brigade , German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Francis Godolphin ROWE was born on 27th January 1889 in Sydney, NSW

His parents were (Colonel) Thomas ROWE and Sarah Selina CORNISH who married in 1877

He married Eileen MacDONALD in Sydney in 1916

On his Commonwealth War Graves record his Mothers and Wifes name are incorrect (see link)