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Claude Francis Rowden (1886-1952)

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“Claude Francis Rowden (1886-1952),” Wyndham History, accessed October 20, 2018, http://wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2475.
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Title

Claude Francis Rowden (1886-1952)

Subject

Rowden, Claude Francis

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Date

1916

Contributor

Sandra King

Format

text

Language

eng

Type

Text

Biographical Text

No. 6901 Claude Francis Rowden

[Listed on RSL Honor Board as Rowden, but correct spelling is Rowdon].

Claude Rowden embarked from Melbourne via HMAT A38, Ulysees on 25 October 1916 and served as a member of the 6th Battalion (22nd Reinforcement). 

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. 

A plaque honouring Claude is located in the Victorian Garden of Remembrance adjacent Springvale War Cemetery. 

A short obituary was published in Williamstown Chronicle, 29 February 1952, p.5.

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.

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

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