|Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)|
Photos courtesy Alan Key
Born in 1884, William married Ellen Ann Barber in 1907 and worked in the woodyard before becoming a collier.
After the war he was a compensated miner, having injured his leg in a coal mining accident, and subsequently made a living by keeping chickens in a field close to the family home at The Green, Fritchley.
There are three possible William Rowe's in the records: 106880 (who later transferred into the North Staffs); 46249 in 1st battalion; 118243 in 11th battalion.
1939 Register: The Green, Fritchley
William Rowe b.4 December 1884; compensated miner
Ellen A Rowe b.26 August 1883
Winifred Sparham (Rowe) b.31 October 1911; hosiery manufacturer mender
Archibald Rowe b.13 September 1914; confectionary and bread van deliverer
Vera Key (Rowe) b. 24 May 1918; hosiery manufacturer linker
Stanley Rowe b.12 May 1921; cabinet maker in caravan building
William Rowe married Ellen Ann Barber in 1907
|Henrietta||Minard||wife||43||Inn house keeper||Ripley|
|Thomas Jos.||Rowe||step-son||18||Circular sawyer||Fritchley|