1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Messach Rowlands

Contributed by: John Rowlands, on 2008-11-07

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Rank
First Name Messach
Surname Rowlands
Year of Birth 1899
Year of Death 1916
Regiment Royal Welch Fusiliers
Place of Wartime Residence Penmynydd, Llanfair PG, Anglesey

Messach's Story

Messach died just six weeks after arriving in France, aged 17, being shot in an advance across no-man's land alongside his two brothers Edward and John, who had to obey the 'don't stop for anyone' order. His grandmother's favourite son, he is remembered both in the war grave at Merville, France, and Penmynydd Church, Anglesey. Proudly and firmly remembered 90 years on, along with his many comrades who died in the same action, 20th January, 1916.

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