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John Beetham Rowland

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Ayun Kara Memorial (since destroyed) erected at the site of the original burials to remember those who died 14 November 1917 from Powles, C.G. (1922). p. 264 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Beetham AWMM
  • Surname
    Rowland AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 4/226 AWMM
    • WWI 11/2366 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • WW1 Henry Rowland (father), Aratapu, Northern Wairoa, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Henry Fuller Rowland (father), Aratapu, Northern Wairoa, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 14 August 1914 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 4 March 1916 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Railway porter/Civilian AWMM
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  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
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  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Henry Fuller and Charlotte Rowland, of Aratapu, Northern Wairoa.

    He left New Zealand for the second time on 4 March 1916, arriving at Suez, Egypt, on 8 April 1916.

    According to Luxford (1923), Trooper Rowland was buried near the Jaffa-Gaza Road, Palestine. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    14 November 1917 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel AWMM M.41. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
    ROWLAND. – On November 14, 1917, killed in action in Palestine, John Beetham Rowland, Signaller in the Wellington Mounted Regiment, fifth son of Mr. and Mrs. Rowland , of Aratapu, Northern Wairoa. He gave his all for his country’s sake. (Auckland Weekly News, 29 November 1917, p. 30) AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Ayun Kara Memorial (destroyed), Palestine AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Northern Wairoa RSA, Dargaville AWMM
    • Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin 2017. AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      26: 2 AWMM
    • Luxford, J. (1923). With the machine gunners in France and Palestine. Auckland, N.Z.: Whitcombe & Tombs. AWMM
      p. 253. AWMM
    • Powles, C.G. (Ed). (1928). History of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles 1914-19. Auckland, N.Z.: Whitcombe & Tombs. AWMM
      Ayun Kara Memorial (since destroyed) erected at the site of the original burials to remember those who died 14 November 1917 ,(1922), p. 264 AWMM
    • Auckland Weekly News AWMM
      Obituary: 29 November 1917, p. 30. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM

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