ROWE, Samuel
(Service number 46531)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 4 April 1886 Place of Birth Cannington, South Canterbury

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Ealing
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin P. ROWE (father), Pleasant Point, South Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Reinforcements, G Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Turakina
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Stock buyer


Date 8 September 1945 Age 59 years
Place of Death Timaru
Memorial or Cemetery Ashburton Cemetery
Memorial Reference Area 275, Plot 31
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Samuel Rowe was the second son of Peter and Mary (née Fraser) Rowe. His parents had married at Timaru, and both are buried at Pleasant Point. A farewell social and presentation were given to S. Rowe and five other local men in the Pleasant Point Oddfellows' Hall on 10 April 1917. His brother, James Rowe, also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [5 January 2020]; Timaru Herald, 7 April 1917 (Papers Past) [29 May 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [05 January 2019]; Ashburton Cemetery Burial record (Ashburton District Council) [05 January 2019]; Ashburton Cemetery Headstone transcription [05 January 2019]

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