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Robert Henry RoweGeneral Labourer
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Robert Henry Rowe
Date and place of birth: 28th January 1883, Carlisle
Date and Place of Death: October ( Q4) 1942, Carlisle
Disability: Yes- discharged from army due to muscle wastage and limp as a result of being knocked down by a motor vehicle in France
Childhood: Not clear
Parents: Edward Henry and Maria Jane nee Bell
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: General labourer
Place of residence at Gretna: Not known
Marital status: Married ( widowed young)
Children: At least 4
Positions held: N/k
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Robert Henry Rowe 1883-1942
Robert Henry Rowe was born on 28th January 1883 to Edward Henry and Maria Jane nee Bell at Carlisle, Cumberland.
1891- living at 8, Old Bush Lane, Carlisle with his father , a fish dealer.
14th December 1898 – attested to the army and his service record states that eh doesn’t know his father but he was actually living with him in 1891. His mother lives elsewhere in Carlisle. Robert a labourer of 12 South John Street, Carlisle
Served in India and South Africa. Various charges of drunkenness , striking an officer, resisting an escort, late in bed when should have been on parade, creating a disturbance in the barrack room. Left army 1911.
4th November 1907 – married Agnes Campbell
1911-living at 5 Lorne Place Charlotte Street, Carlisle 2 rooms . Had 4 children since 1907 and 2 surviving.
1912 – wife died
Nov 1914 – August 1915 rejoined the army and served in France
Feb 1915 – “tried and convicted of drunkeness whilst on active service – 42 days “- service record
27th February 1916 knocked down by a motor car (whilst in the army)- injury to ankle which led to wasted muscles and a single limp.
28th April 1916 discharged at Conway in Wales aged 34
Employed at Gretna
1921 – Carlisle , listed as an ex Gretna worker
1939- widowed , living with incapacitated mother . General labourer at 7 Westmorland Street, Carlisle
October 1942 died at Carlisle aged 59