Claude Francis Rowden (1886-1952)Subject
Rowden, Claude FrancisPublisher
Wyndham City LibrariesDate
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
A.I.F. Project - www.aif.adfa.edu.au
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