No.6901 Claude Francis Rowden
[Listed on RSL Honor Board as Rowden, but correct spelling is Rowdon].
Claude Rowden embarked from Melbourne via HMAT A38, Ulysees on 25 October 1916 and served as a member of the 6th Battalion (22nd Reinforcements).
He was wounded in France on 21 September 1917, suffering a "contusion: chest and head" as result of a gunshot wound.
After treatment, Claude left England on 1 January 1918 aboard, HMAT A34 Persic.
He disembarked in Melbourne on 12 February 1918 and was discharged, medically unfit due to shell shock, on 19 February 1918.
Claude died suddenly at his home in North Williamstown on 20 February 1952, and was privately interred at Trentham Cemetery on 22 February 1952.
Death notices were published in:
The Argus, 23 February 1925, p.16.
The Age, 23 February 1925, p.2.
Williamstown Chronicle, 29 February 1952, p.7.
A short obituary was published in Williamstown Chronicle, 29 February 1952, p.5.
Medals and Entitlements:
- British War Medal
- Victory Medal
Australian War Memorial
National Archives of Australia
Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages