Other names: Wilfred Albert
Locations in this story: Dulwich, SurreyIlford, EssexMotcombe, Shaftesbury, DorsetSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Wilfred Albert Rowland was born in Dulwich, Surrey, on 5 Sep 1886 and baptised there on 2 Jan 1887 the son of Albert Frederick William Rowland and Emma Elizabeth Rowland (nee Foster). He spent his early life with his parents in Ilford, Essex. By 1911 he had moved to Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, where he gained employment as a Clerk in a Bacon Factory. He married Nellie Extance in Motcombe on 31 Dec 1912. He had enlisted and joined the 383rd (Home Service) Company of the Labour Corps (Service No. 199344). He served in the UK only. There are no other service or medals records. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 'Inglewood', Motcombe Street, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Chief Order Clerk and Food Distributor for a Bacon, Butter and Cheese Factory. He died in Salisbury Infirmary, Salisbury, Wiltshire, in July 1960.