Walter Kelsey ROWLAND

ROWLAND, Walter Kelsey

Service Number: SX3477
Enlisted: 28 May 1940, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mile End, South Australia, 18 February 1918
Home Town: Henley Beach , City of Charles Sturt / Henley and Grange, South Australia
Schooling: Thebarton Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Driver
Died: Killed in Action, Papua, 9 September 1942, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Henley Beach Council Fallen WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Henley Beach Council WW2 Honour Roll and Addendum
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World War 2 Service

28 May 1940: Involvement Private, SX3477, 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
28 May 1940: Enlisted Adelaide, SA
28 May 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SX3477, 2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Involvement

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Pte. Walter Kelsey Rowland 2/27th B Coy AIF of 276 Military Road Henely Beach. Aged 24. Second son of Mr and Mrs W H Rowland of Henley Beach. Educated at Thebarton Public School gaining his QC., also a Woodwork Certificate. Fond of sport, football and races. A driver in civil life. Enlisted in 2nd AIF in May 1940, and left for overseas where he say active service in Palestine and Syria. Returned to Australia and went to New Guinea. Reported killed in action there on September 9th 1942.

Information supplied from The Personal Pictorial Honor Roll of South Australians who have enlisted in the Second World War.