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Rowe E     Gunner    29812

Page history last edited by Lenore Frost 6 years, 2 months ago

Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Gunner Eddie Rowe. c 1916.  Source:  Women Haters' Club.


Rowe E     Gunner    29812    Edward        AFA 119 Howitzer Battery    24    Accountant    Single    Pres

Address:    Essendon, Robb St, 38    

Next of Kin:    Rowe, James, father, 38 Robb St, Essendon    

Enlisted:    8 May 1916        

Embarked:     A60 Aeneas 3 Oct 1916  


Date of death:  20/09/1917

CWGC:  "Son of James and Janet W. Rowe, of 38, Robb St., Essendon, Melbourne, Victoria, Australian".





In loving memory of Edward Rowe, died at Polygon Wood Belgium Sept 20 1917  "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course"  2nd Timothy, 4, 7.


In loving memory of Edward MacGill, died at Polygon Wood Belgium Sept 20th 1917.  "We are more than Conquerors Through Him that loved us"  Roman 8, 37.


Memorial windows in St John's Uniting Church, Essendon. Image by Lenore Frost, 2009.


Gunner Eddie Rowe is the sixth  member of the Essendon Harriers to be   killed on service abroad. His death   occurred in France on September 20.   Rowe, who was the only child of Mr   and Mrs James Rowe, of Robb street,   Essendon, was aged 25 years. He ran with the Essendon Club in 1910, 1911 and 1912, going in more for track athletics than cross-country running. He shaped well as a high jumper, and used to cover well over five feet.


ATHLETES IN ARMS. (1917, October 10). Winner (Melbourne, Vic. : 1914 - 1917), p. 8. Retrieved September 15, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154546408


DEATHS. MACGILL-ROWE.-On the 20th September, in France, Gunners Eddie Macgill and Eddie Rowe, schoolmates and comrades in arms, in life and death together. "Lovely and pleasant in their lives and in their death they were not divided."


Family Notices. (1917, October 11). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved May 25, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74603969


Mentioned in this publication

Woman Haters' Club.  Essendon - Dromana One Hundred Years, 1902-2002


War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall R-Y

Aberfeldie Bowls Club Great War Honour Board

Essendon State School

St John's Presbyterian Church*

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours 




In Memoriam


ROWE. In proud and loving memory of Gunner

Eddie Rowe, 42nd Battery, A.I.F., loved only child

of J and J. W. Rowe, killed in action, Polygon

Wood, Flanders, 20th September, 1917.

With Christ, which is far better.  


HOWE-MACGILL. In loving memory of my two

friends Gunner E Rowe and E Macgill, killed

in action in France on 20th September, 1917.  

(Inserted by W. R. Chamberlain, late A.I.F.)


Family Notices. (1919, September 20). The Argus

 (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 17. 


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