Private Thomas Rowan

Private Thomas Rowan, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in France on 12th December 1917, aged 22. He was the son of Bryan and Elizabeth Rowan of East Fenton, Wooler and is buried in Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, Mory, Aisne, France. At that time the Battalion were in front line trenches near Bullecourt near a position called the ” Apex “. On the 12th the Germans attacked this position and a day of confused fighting followed with attack following counterattack. This cost the Battalion 13 Other Ranks killed and 2 Officers and 32 Other Ranks wounded. In addition 11 Other Ranks were posted missing. The Battalion then moved into reserve with a strength of 36 Officers and 719 Other Ranks.

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