Rowe, Thomas

Rowe, Thomas

Regiment: Imperial Yeomanry

Rank: Private

Service No: 15359

Boer War service: 15 Apr 1900 to 8 Jul 1901

Date of enlistment: 24 Mar 1900

Date of discharge: 15 Jul 1901

Reason for discharge: Termination of Engagement

Other information: Thomas enlisted in 1914 and served throughout WW1 – more information can be found on our Great War site.

Born: 6 August 1882 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 20 September 1882 at St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. He was born Rowe Thomas Manford and also known as Thomas Manford Rowe.

Family: He was one of three children of William Manford, a labourer and his wife Margaret. He married Chrysantha Williams on 17 November 1901 at St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch. The couple had ten children – Thomas, Martha, William Harry, Harold Ellis, Chrissie, Hugh R, Margaret, Alice, Emma D and Edith.

Residence: At the time of his baptism in 1882 the family were living at Clap Gate, Tarporley Road, Whitchurch; by 1891 they had moved to Venables Yard, High Street, Whitchurch.

Employment: Although he did not declare his occupation when he enlisted, the 1911 census shows him as a general labourer.

Death: 1932 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and was buried in Whitchurch cemetery on 18 July that year.

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