Harry James Rowland

Lance Corporal
Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
84th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Brantford, Ontario
Address at enlistment: 
47 St. Paul Avenue, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
47 St. Paul Avenue, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Religious denominations: 
Roman Catholic
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

BX December 1, 1916

Mud Up to Top of Long Boots

According to recent letters received by Mrs. H.J. Rowland, 47 St. Paul’s Avenue, from her husband, who is in France with the 75th Battalion, he has had his first spell in the trenches. These, he states were in pretty bad condition from the rain, and rubber boots and fur coats were necessary. In some places the mud was up to the top of his boots, but he adds they don’t mind that a bit. The boys, he remarks, are sorry that the old town is dry. He also feels sorry for the boys in this “dead old town,” because he and his chums can get all the beer and wine they can drink and also a little rum while in the trenches. In his first letter Pte. Rowland complains of trouble in receiving his mail, but after he got settled in France it got better, although he had not received (Letter cuts off.)

BX September 5, 1917

Mrs. E.P. Rowland 17 Bowes Street, received official word on Sunday that her husband, Private Harry James Rowland infantry had been admitted to the Casualty Clearing Station on Aug. 26 with a gunshot wound in the right leg. Pte. Rowland left here with the 84th Battalion, being transferred to another battalion for France. He had been in France over a year.

BX September 7, 1917

Today’s casualty list reports Private Harry James Rowland of this city as having been wounded. This casualty was previously reported in The Expositor.

BX September 7, 1915

Weddings at Paris

At the Baptist parsonage on Saturday afternoon a quiet wedding took place when Miss Ethel Harp was united in marriage to Pte. Harry J. Rowland of the 2nd Dragoons, Rev. Mr. Reid performing the ceremony.

BX May 9, 1916

Three Sons Left with 84th Battalion – Mrs. Thomas Rowland Now Has All Her Five Sons in Khaki

Among the men in the 84th Battalion who left here this morning were three sons of Mrs. Thomas Rowland, 163 Rawdon Street, leaving but one of five sons yet in the city, and he in khaki.

Of the five sons, Joseph, who formerly worked on a farm near Cainsville, is now in the trenches; Tom, formerly a coremaker at Massey-Harris, and Jack and Harry, teamsters, left with the 84th this morning, and George, also employed on a farm, is with the 125th Battalion.  A daughter, Mrs. A. Aston, had her husband a prisoner of Quedlinburg am Harz camp, in Germany.  Harry is the only married son, he having resided at 47 St. Paul’s Avenue.  Three girls, Katie, Cobalt and Emily and Mrs. A. Aston of this city, form the only members of the family not in khaki.