6 October 1917 Harold Rowley died of his wounds on this day

34406 Pte. Harold Rowley, 8th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers

Born in Priorslee, Shropshire in 1895, Harold worked as the secretary of the Skipton Co-Operative Society prior to enlistment.

Called into service in 1916, he received his basic training with the 13th Reserve Regiment of Cavalry (as 32206) before being transferred to the Northumberland Fusiliers for active service.

After seeing action in the latter stages of the Battle of the Somme, he fought in the Battle of Messines before taking part in the 3rd Battle of Ypres.

Severely wounded during the Battle of Broodseinde, he succumbed to his injuries in a base hospital near Rouen on 6th October 1917.

He is buried in St.Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.

6 October 1917 Died of wounds

Research by David O'Mara