IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden
The visit to Commonwealth graves in Communal Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France
NOYON Communal Cemetery (Oise France)
|Photo Courtesy Alain Octavie (Fr)
|Rowland was born in 05/1883 in Lower
Clapton, London, 5th child of Frederick Smith and Julia Elizabeth (nee Ward).
He did not marry, and his profession was initially as a wine and spirit merchant, and later as a motor omnibus conducter.
For World War I he served as a gunner with 44th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.
He was buried in Noyon by the enemy.
Just 6 weeks later, on 16/10/1914, his younger brother, Charles Kingsley Smith, who had survived the Boer War, died, aged 28, when the ship he was serving onas a Private in the Royal Marines, HMS Hawke was torpedoed.
Sadly Charles Kingsley does not have a grave, but he is remembered with honour on the Chatham Naval Memorial in Kent.
Charles Kingsley was not married.
for their great niece Joanne Gollandeau and family
SMITH ROWLAND OSBORN
United Kingdom Gunner Royal Garrison Artillery 48th Heavy Bty. Age: 31 Date of Death: 28/08/1914 Service No: 12864
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