Percival Robert Lancelot ROWLEY


ROWLEY, Percival Robert Lancelot

Service Number: 3870
Enlisted: 19 May 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Myponga, South Australia, 11 November 1885
Home Town: Geranium, Southern Mallee, South Australia
Schooling: Myponga Public School and Blackwood Gully Public School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 22 March 1918, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Plot II, Row H, Grave no. 21
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Geranium War Memorial, Kangarilla War Memorial, Meadows War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3870, Adelaide, South Australia
21 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3870, 32nd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
21 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3870, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Adelaide
22 Mar 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3870, 32nd Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Percival Robert Lancelot ROWLEY was born on 11th November, 1885 in Myponga, South Australia

His parents were George ROWLEY and Jane Ann SIMS

He enlisted in Adelaide on 19th May, 1916 & embarked with the 32nd Infantry Battalion, 9th Reinforcements (D Company) on the ship HMAT Commonwealth on the 21st September, 1916

Percival was Killed iN Action by a shell in Belgium on 22nd March, 1918 - he is buried in Kandahar Farm Cemetery in Belgium and his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial

He was awarded the British War Medal & the Victory Medal


His brother 1078 Stanley Thomas ROWLEY (/explore/people/795655) also joined up for WW1 and died on 5th June, 1916