Rowlands John James Cpl 4456706
Name Rowlands John James
Army number 4456706
Date of birth Not yet known.
Unit Joined The Durham Light Infantry. No enlistment date but probably mid-1939. Posted ? 6th Bn DLI. Posted to the 10th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Served with the B.E.F. in France. A report to the effect that he had been declared missing appeared in the Auckland Chronicle of 18/7/1940. Taken Prisoner of War - notification received 12/7/1940 and reported in the Auckland Chronicle of 25/7/1940. Repatriated early to the UK - possibly as a result of illness. Discharged under King's Regulations 1940 Para 390 (xvi) 12/1/1944 as unfit for further service.
Company/Battery C Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Wounded Not so far as is known, but his early repatriation may have been as a result of sickness or earlier injury.
Prisoner of War Camp number 20A(4). Prisoner number 10510.
Died/Killed in action Thought to have died 12/8/1964 - probate granted 3/11/1964 at Durham - to be confirmed.
Home address Married Winifred Charlton at Sedgefield Q2 1930 - to be confirmed.
Source table 10DLI
The report that Corporal Rowlands had been confirmed as a Prisoner of War in the Auckland Chronicle of 25/7/1940 also mentioned that he was known as McDonald. No mention of this alias appeared to have been included in his Enlistment Book entry.