Rowe Cyril Desmond Cpl 4461625

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Name Rowe Cyril Desmond
Army number 4461625
Rank Cpl
Decorations M.M.
Date of birth Research suggests Rowe was born in Penzance, Cornwall in 1910.
Age 24
Unit Enlisted in The Durham Light Infantry (probably Summer 1940). Posted 11th Bn DLI. Served Iceland. Served Normandy. Transferred to the Dorsetshire Regiment 28/8/44 on the disbandment of the 11th Battalion. Posted 1st Bn Dorsets. KILLED in ACTION 4/10/44 with 1st Bn Dorsetshire Regiment.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade Exact date not known but probably Summer 1940.
Promotions L/Sgt, Sgt.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 04-Oct-44
Home address Research indicates that he married Mary Harvey in Penzance in 1935. Buried Grave 13.A.12. Arnhem Oosterbeeck War Cemetery.
Source table 11DLI

To read his CWGC Commemorative Record please click here.

Because of his transfer to the Dorsetshire Regiment Sgt Rowe is not included on the DLI Roll of Honour in Durham Cathedral.