Private Hewins P. Rowlands (19277)

2nd Bn, The Leicestershire Regiment, Garhwal Brigade, Meerut Division, Indian Army, I.E.F.

Malvern Commemoration: St James West Malvern,

Burial/Commemoration: Loos Memorial

Nature of Death: Killed in action at the Battle of Loos, France 25/9/1915

Age: 21

Next of Kin: Son of Thomas Henry and Cora Mabel Rowlands of 166 Bournbrook Rd, Selly Oak, Birmingham (formerly of West Malvern)

Capbadge of the Leicestershire Regiment on a CWGC headstone

In January 1917, after many months of suspense, the parents of Pte Hewins Rowlands, who formerly resided in West Malvern, officially received information that their son was killed in action sometime during September 1915. He was an old choirboy of St James and has the respect of all that knew him.

He is recorded as Thomas Rowlands in Soldiers Died in the Great War.

Malvern News 13/1/17

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