Harry Rowbottom

1787272, Gunner, 31 Battery. 7 Coast Regiment. Royal Artillery.

Died on the 20th October 1942 aged 37.

Harry was the son of Harry & Elizabeth Rowbottom of 47 Longcroft Road, Stevenage. He was employed, before joining the army, at Moorhens nursery in Letchworth. In 1941 Harry joined the army and was drafted into the Royal Artillery, where he served with a Coastal Artillery Regiment. He was posted to Singapore shortly before the fall of the island to the Japanese. He died of Diphtheria whilst a Prisoner of War, probably as a result of his treatment.

Harry is buried in the Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. (13.E.17.)

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