Wyndham History

Claude Francis Rowden (1886-1952)

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Dublin Core

Type

Title

Claude Francis Rowden (1886-1952)

Contributor

Date

1916

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Format

text

Language

eng

World War One Veterans Item Type Metadata

Name

Claude Francis Rowden

Birth Date

Service Number

6901

Enlistment Date

Next of Kin

Mr Henry Coulston Rowdon
Father

Address at time of Enlistment

51 Verdon Street,
Williamstown, Victoria

Occupation

Marital Status

Single

Death Date

Place of Burial

Trentham, Victoria

Biographical Text

No.6901 Claude Francis Rowden
[Listed on RSL Honor Board as Rowden, but correct spelling is Rowdon].
War Service
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.

Post War
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

Bibliography

A.I.F. Project
www.aif.adfa.edu.au

Ancestry.com

Australian War Memorial
awm.gov.au

National Archives of Australia
naa.gov.au

Trove
trove.nla.gov.au

Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
www.bdm.vic.gov.au

Medals and Entitlements

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Citation

“Claude Francis Rowden (1886-1952),” Wyndham History, accessed July 24, 2021, https://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2475.

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