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Deborah Report 9 Nov 2018 19:12

HI trying to find any relatives of above gentleman , my mother in law is interested due to living in worksop . The british Legion have placed a poppy on a street relative to this man and was interested in locating and family . <3

Liz 47

Liz 47 Report 9 Nov 2018 19:33

This is from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.
Service Number 11251

Died 14/07/1916

7th Bn.
Leicestershire Regiment


MargaretM Report 9 Nov 2018 19:33

Hector Franklin Rowland
in the UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
Hector Franklin Rowland
Birth Place:
Worksop, Notts
Death Date:
14 Jul 1916
Death Place:
France and Flanders
Enlistment Place:
Leicestershire Regiment
7th Battalion
Regimental Number:
Type of Casualty:
Killed in action
Theatre of War:
Western European Theatre

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 9 Nov 2018 19:36

1911 census
Hector Franklin Rowland's Household Members
Members that resided in the household at the time of the census.

First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Martin Francis Rowland Head Married Male 54 1857 Railway Signalman Caher Co Tipirary Resident
Emma Rowland Wife Married Female 57 1854 - Worksop Notts
Hector Franklin Rowland Son Single Male 17 1894 Wagon Greasor Worksop Notts
Dorothy Frances Rowland Daughter - Female 9 1902 - Worksop Notts
Hector Franklin Rowland's Census Details
Address 23 James Street Worksop

Hector Franklin Rowland
Gender: Male
Birth Date: abt 1893
Birth Place: Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England
Enlistment Age: 21
Document Year: 1914
Regimental Number: 11251
Regiment Name: Leicestershire Regiment
Number of Images: 18
Form Title: Short Service Attestation
Other Records: Search for 'Hector Franklin Rowland' in other WWI collections
Family Members:
Name Relation to Soldier
Hector Franklin Rowland

Any medals and effects to go to father mr MF Rowland

23 James street Worksop


MargaretM Report 9 Nov 2018 19:41

His medals were to be forwarded to his father Mr. M.F. Rowland, 23 James St., Worksop making it appear that he wasn't married.


MargaretM Report 9 Nov 2018 19:52

Military records say no widow or children, brother A.F.Rowland, 39, sisters M.A. Rowland,38 and D.F. Rowland, 19. Mother was Emma.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 Nov 2018 22:46


GRO Reference: 1880 J Quarter in WORKSOP Volume 07B Page 28

GRO Reference: 1881 S Quarter in WORKSOP Volume 07B Page 29

GRO Reference: 1901 M Quarter in WORKSOP Volume 07B Page 34


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 Nov 2018 22:52

Albert married Elizabeth Bentley in 1902

1911 census
Albert Francis Rowland
Age in 1911: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1881
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Civil Parish: Sheffield

County/Island: Yorkshire-West Riding
Country: England
Street address: 3 Wilstrop Rd Attercliffe Sheffield
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Brake Fitter
Registration district: Sheffield
Registration District Number: 510
Sub-registration district: Attercliffe
ED, institution, or vessel: 29
Piece: 28017
Household Members:
Name Age
Albert Francis Rowland 30
Elizabeth Rowland 31
William Bentley Rowland 7
Joseph Rowland 5
Elizabeth Rowland 1

Other children born after 1911

Births Mar 1912 (>99%)
Rowland Albert Bentley Sheffield 9c 1438

Births Dec 1913 (>99%)
Rowland Dorothy Bentley Sheffield 9c 1405

Births Jun 1916 (>99%)
Rowland Herbert B Bentley Sheffield 9c 1307

Births Mar 1918 (>99%)
Rowland Lily Bentley Sheffield 9c 1131

There is a further Rowland/Bentley birth in 1925, but in Marylebone, London

Albert's death

Albert F Rowland
Death Age: 75
Birth Date: abt 1880
Registration Date: Jun 1955
Registration district: Sheffield
Inferred County: Yorkshire West Riding
Volume: 2d
Page: 213


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 Nov 2018 23:00

By 1901, Margaret Ann Rowland was working as a servant in Ecclesall Bierlow

Margaret A Rowland
Age: 18
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883
Relation to Head: Servant
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England
Civil Parish: Ecclesall Bierlow

Ecclesiastical parish: St Augustine
Town: Sheffield
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England
Street address:

Registration district: Ecclesall Bierlow
Sub-registration district: Ecclesall Bierlow
ED, institution, or vessel: 31
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 4352
Folio: 52
Page Number: 11
Household schedule number: 69
Household Members:
Name Age
Alexander R Bunting 36
Maude Bunting 21
Donnis Bunting 6/12
Margaret A Rowland 18

Although not impossible, if she did marry after 1920, it's unlikely that she had any children. No death or marriage jumps off the page.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 Nov 2018 23:09

Dorothy Frances Rowland marriage
Name: Dorothy Frances Rowland
Gender: Female
Age: 22
Birth Date: 1900
Marriage Date: 1922
Marriage Place: Cleethorpes, Lincoln, England
Father: Martin Rowland
Spouse: William Henry Alker
FHL Film Number: 1542132
Reference ID: 2:3GX7G3X

1939 Register
Alker Household (4 People)
2 Queen Street , Worksop M.B., Nottinghamshire, England

Dorothy F Alker 08 Mar 1901 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Widowed [image says married]
William H Alker 30 May 1890 Male Chief Colliery Salesman (Under Coal Maintenance House) Married
Maria Alker 24 Jan 1862 Female Private Means Widowed
Florence M Beard (Bloomer) 16 Dec 1918 Female Domestic Servant Single

There are several Alker/Rowland births 1922-1939 on Freebmd. As they aren't shown as redacted entries on the 1939, they may be from different married couples.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 Nov 2018 23:12

As your query was to satisfy MiL's curiosity, do you want to trace Albert Francis Rowland's children forward, or will you choose to see if they are listed in anyone's trees? You can do that via Search, then Search All Members Trees


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 9 Nov 2018 23:25

Herbert Bentley Rowland's death

Last name ROWLAND
Gender Male
Birth day 1
Birth month 4
Birth year 1916
Death quarter 4
Death year 1996
District Sheffield
District number 0481F
Register number F71A
Entry number 126
Date of registration mm/yy 11/96

Possible marriage
Last name ROWLAND
Marriage quarter 2
Marriage year 1940

MarriageFinder ™
HERBERT B ROWLAND married Connie Cockayne

Spouse's last name Cockayne
District Sheffield
County Yorkshire
Country England
Volume 9C
Volume as transcribed 9C
Page number 1483

Freebmd shows the births of 2 daughters born in Sheffield. One was in 1941 & the other 1947. She may be better to trace forward as she has a more unusual name and a middle initial.
She double-barrelled her surname to Bentley-Rowland when she married Mr Baxter in 1967. She's listed on the 2018 ER & living in Sheffield.

Check with the BL first but we can give you her current address. Alternatively you can purchase credits to view the same on


Deborah Report 7 Jan 2019 16:27

wow a big thank you mil will have some intresting reading. Salvation army put something on the lamp post on remembrance day about this man in worksop . This is very good work from you. xxxxx