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Gilbert Rowcliffe born first quarter of 1896 and registered at Cardiff.1

Parents: William S. a Lathreder? (wood), age 37, born, Barnstaple, Devon, England and Emma E. age 36, born, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. Daughters: Mabel, age 9, born, Swansea, Glamorgan and Ada M. age 7, born, Swansea, Glamorgan. Sons: William S. a Dock? Worker, age 16, born, Cogan Pill Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales. Edwin G. age14, a Draper’s Errand Boy, born, Cogan Pill Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales. Gilbert, age 5, born, Cardiff, Glamorgan and Percy, age 3, born, Cardiff, Glamorgan. All of them spoke only English. They lived at 18 Salt Mead Road, Canton, Cardiff.2 

Parents: William Thomas Rowcliffe, Lath Rendser Plasters Sath? (Building), age 47 and Emma Rowcliffe, age 47, Married: 27 years, 7 children born alive and 6 still living. Daughter: Ada, a Domestic Servant, age 17. Sons: Edward George,  a Carter Provsion Merchant, age 24, Gilbert, a Grocer’s Errand Boy, age 15 and Percy, a Baker’s Errand Boy, age 14. They lived at Bath House, Middle Road, Fforestfach, Swansea.3

Son of William and Emma Rowcliffe, of Middle Rd., Cwmbwrla, Swansea. Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 99th Company, age 22, Private, Service Number 12188, Died: 10th February 1918, Grave Reference, IX. F. 21. Rocquigny Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France.4

Gilbert Rowcliffe, enlisted at Swansea.  Died of wounds in France and Flanders. Comments: formerly 21529, Shrops L.I.5

Medals: Victory & British.6

1 England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
2 1901 England Census
3 1911 Wales Census
4 Commonwealth War Graves Commission
5 UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919
6 British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920