Sergeant Horace Edward  Rowley

Sergeant Horace Edward Rowley[1]

Male 1914 - 1942  (28 years)

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  • Name Horace Edward Rowley 
    Title Sergeant 
    Born 06 Feb 1914  Sydney, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military 16 Sep 1940 - 02 Apr 1942 
    World War Two Service
    Name: ROWLEY, HORACE EDWARD Service: Royal Australian Air Force; Service Number: 402611 ; Date of Birth: 6 Feb 1914: Place of Birth: SYDNEY, NSW; Date of Enlistment:16 Sep 1940: locality of Enlistment: Unknown:Place of Enlistment: SYDNEY, NSW: Next of Kin: ROWLEY, JOYCE; Rank: Sergeant Posting on Death: 455 SQUADRON; WW2 Honours and gallantry: None for display: Prisoner of War: No: Roll of Honour: MERRYLANDS NSW

    HORACE EDWARD ROWLEY
    Rank Sergeant [Sgt] Service Number 402611 Unit Unit : Service: R A A F.; Conflict: 1939- 1942:Date of Death: 2 April 1942: Place of death: French Coast:
    Cause of death: Flying Battle: Source: AWM148 Roll of Honour cards,
    1939-1945 War, Air Force

    In Memory of
    Sergeant HORACE EDWARD ROWLEY
    402611, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 28
    on 02 April 1942
    Son of Harry Horace and Christina Adelaide Rowley; husband of Joyce Enid Rowley, of Merrylands, New South Wales, Australia.
    Remembered with honour

    RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
    Sergeant. ROWLEY, HORACE EDWARD, 28 ans. 455 Sqdn Royal Australian Air Force. Panel 113. RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL: Location Information: This Memorial overlooks the River Thames on Cooper's Hill at Englefield Green between Windsor and Egham on the A308, 4 miles from Windsor. Historical Information: The Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede commemorates by name over 20,000 airmen who were lost in the Second World War during operations from bases in the United Kingdom and North and Western Europe, and who have no known graves. They served in Bomber, Fighter, Coastal, Transport, Flying Training and Maintenance Commands, and came from all parts of the Commonwealth. Some were from countries in continental Europe which had been overrun but whose airmen continued to fight in the ranks of the Royal Air Force. The memorial was designed by Sir Edward Maufe with sculpture by Vernon Hill. The engraved glass and painted ceilings were designed by John Hutton and the poem engraved on the gallery window was written by Paul H Scott. No. of Identified Casualties: 20335

    The 455 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force: Horace Edward Rowley served in this Squadron



     
    Died 2 Apr 1942  In Flying Battle, French Coast Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sergeant Horace Rowley
      Birth: unknown
      Death: Apr. 2, 1942
      Inscription:
      Royal Australian Air Force
      Note: 402611
      Burial:
      Runnymede Memorial
      Englefield Green
      Runnymede Borough
      Surrey, England
      Plot: Panel 113.
      Maintained by: IWPP Custodial Account
      Originally Created by: International Wargraves ...
      Record added: Aug 10, 2006
      Find A Grave Memorial# 15262530
    Military Service 15 Apr 1942  The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    GUILDEORD AIRMAN IS MISSING SERVING IN ENGLAND
    News has been received in Guildford that Sergeant Horace E. Rowley, former well known local cricketer, is missing after air operations while serving with the R.A.A.F. in England. He married a Merrylands girl shortly before he sailed for Canada about 12 months ago. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. I. Rowley, respected Guildford residents. His father, a veteran of the last war, is serving with a garrison battalion, and a brother is with the A.I.F. "Everybody in Guildford knew and liked Horace, and we will all be hoping that his wife and parents will soon hear some good news of him", a friend said this week
    In a letter to Guildford Comforts Fund, received a few days ago, Sgt. Rowley told how he hoped soon to begin work on "Ops." After thanking the Fund for a parcel of comforts, he said "This time your parcel found me at an operational training unit, just about at the end of my training, so I should be on 'Ops' some time in January.
    "I daresay this Jap business is causing a lot of excitement back home, these days. We had high hopes that we might have been shifted nearer home. Many thanks and good luck to you all for your splendid work".
    Transcribed from "The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate,Parramatta, NSW, Wednesday 15 April 1942 
    Death 11 Nov 1942  The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    PRESUMED DEAD
    Sergeant Horace E. Rowley of Merrylands, has been officially reported missing, presumed dead, after air operations with the R.A.A.F. in England. He was reported missng in April of this year. He married a Merrylands girl shortly before his departure for Canada in 1941.
    Transcribed from The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, Parramatta, NSW, Wednesday 11 November 1942 
    Buried
    • SGT ROWLEY, HORACE EDWARD
      Service No 402611
      Unit 455 Squadron
      Date of Death: Thursday, April 02, 1942
      Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
      Panel: Panel 113.
    Person ID I4768  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2017 

    Father Henry/Harry Horace Rowley,   b. 8 Jan1888, Lithgow. New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1979, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Christina Adelaide Jeppesen,   b. 20 Dec 1889, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1967, Guildford, Sydney, New South Wakes Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 1912  Newtown, Sydney Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Registration::
      2624/1912 ROWLEY HARRY H. Marriage: Spouse:. JEPPERSEN CHRISTINA. A: NEWTOWN ( Source: N. S. W. Marriage. Register)
    Family ID F1518  Group Sheet

    Family Joyce Enid McLood,   d. 15 Feb 2000, Sydney. New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1840  Methodist Church, Granville, Sydney, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 4 Jul 1940  The Biz, Fairfield, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    ROWLEY-McLEOD.
    A wedding that created local interest was celebrated at the Methodist Church, Granville, on Saturday evening last, by Rev. R. C. Barlow.
    The parties were Miss Joyce Enid McLood, eldest daughter cf Mr. and Mrs. E. K. McLeod, of Malvern Avenue, Merrylands and Horace Edward Rowley, second son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Rowley, of Clyde Street. Guildford.
    The bride, who was given away by her father, was daintily attired in a magnolia satin frock, tailored, and with a medium train. She wore the customary wreath and veil (kindly loaned by a friend of the bride). The bridal bouquet was of white stocks, pink and white carnations, hyacinths, and a white camellia in the centre.
    Miss Olive Ward, who acted as bridesmaid, chose a frock of pink shot taffeta, with pink halo and veil, and carried talisman roses, violets and sweet peas.
    The best man was Mr. Percy Bowie; (brother).
    Mrs. Wright, of Granville (aunt of the bridegroom) officiated at the organ.
    The reception was held at the home of Mrs, Townsend (grandmother), of Granville, about forty relatives and close friends being present. The usual toast were honored. Mrs. McLeod was assisted by Mrs. Rowley. The former wore a satin-backed Paris blue frock, with navy accessories, and a posy of hyacinths and camellas, while Mrs. Rowley was attired in a black costume, with a red posy. Mr. C. Tulloh was chairman, and the usual toasts were honored.
    The happy pair left for a short honeymoon at Lake Illawarra,
    The bridegroom expects shortly to enter the Air Force, having joined up.
    Transcribed from "The Biz, Fairfield, New South Wales", Thursday 4 July 1940
     
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F2958  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    The Air Forces Memorial, or Runnymede Memorial,Englefield Green, near Egham, Surrey, England
Sergeant Horace Rowley
Death: 	Apr. 2, 1942
Inscription:
Royal Australian Air Force
Note: 402611
International Wargraves
    The Air Forces Memorial, or Runnymede Memorial,Englefield Green, near Egham, Surrey, England Sergeant Horace Rowley Death: Apr. 2, 1942 Inscription: Royal Australian Air Force Note: 402611 International Wargraves
    Englefield Green, near Egham, Surrey, England.
    The Air Forces Memorial, or Runnymede Memorial,in Englefield Green, near Egham, Surrey, England is a memorial dedicated to some 20,456 men and women from the British Empire who were lost in operations from World War II.[1] Those recorded have no known grave anywhere in the world, and many were lost without trace. The name of each of these airmen and airwomen is engraved into the stone walls of the memorial, according to country and squadron.

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] Mrs Laurina Collins.


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