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Nell Lane Military Hospital, Didsbury

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Rowen Charles Victor. Pte. (d.21st Dec 1920)

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Pte. Charles Victor " " Rowen 1/22nd Battalion London Regiment (d.21st Dec 1920)

Charles Rowen was the brother of John George, Walter and James Edmund Rowen all of whom served in WW1

Charles enlisted 24th Feb 1916 and was enrolled 2nd August 1916 in the 1/22nd Battalion London Regiment. On the 3rd Dec 1916 he embarked from Southampton and disembarked Le Havre on 4th December 1916

He was wounded in his left eye at Ypres 30th August 1917 and after treatment was discharged to Duty 8th Sept 1917. On 13th December 1917 Charles as gassed by shell and was admitted to 12th General Hospital in Rouen on 20th Dec 1917. Folllowing treatment he was sent to Base Medical Board on 1st Feb 1918 and to Comp B Depot (1311) 6th Feb 1918

On the 18th Feb 1918 Charles joined 50th P.O.W Labour Battalion for Duty at Les Sants. He was transferred to P. of War Company 15th July 1918, and retained his infantry pay for Benefit of Service and was allotted a new number, 564875. Charles went on leave from 22nd July to 9th August 1918 and on 25th August deducted one days pay due to being absent from 9.30 p.m to 7.15a.m. on 26th August 1918. He had leave in the UK 8th Feb 1919 to 22nd Feb 1919.

On the 5th April 1919 he was admitted to No 12 Stationary Hospital at Abbeyville and invalided home on the A.T Brighton due to Rheumatism. LCCO Posted 6th April. Between 6th April and 6th May 1919 he was treated at Nell Lane Military Hospital, in Didsbury then being transferred to the Lord Derby War Hospital in Didsbury for mental observations, he was there until 30th May 1919 when he was transferred to the County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, St Albans. Records state "Somewhat Dull in appearance when admitrted but cheerfuland rational. Hearing slightly impaired. Much improved. Recommended PU"

Charles was discharged from the Army on 3rd July 1919 due to Mental Instability due to Active Service. He died 21st Dec 1920 and is commemorated on the War Grave Panel in Streatham Cemetery.

David Bird




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