W ROWLANDS
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Unit: CHESHIRE Regiment
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It has not been possible to separately this man whose name is inscribed on the Stockport War Memorial. On one man of with this name and initial is recorded by the Commonwealth war Graves Commission and he has no obvious local connection. The National Archives on-line "medal entitlement" database also notes that several men of this name went overseas on active service with Regiment and he may well be one of them.

Alternatively, it seems possible that the name has actually been duplicated on the Memorial and he is Walter Rowland, who also served with the Cheshires. The local newspaper, reporting Walter's death spelt the name, wrongly, as Rowlands. Possibly this is where the confusion arose and, perhaps, his name was submitted twice for inclusion on the Memorial by separate groups of friends or family.

   
           
   
     
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