Pte. 350941 HAROLD ROWE, 2nd 9th Bn.

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Pte. 350941 HAROLD ROWE,  2nd 9th Bn.
Died of wounds on the 6th June 1917. Son of Ellen Anne Platt (formerly Rowe), of 171, Whiteacre Rd. Ashton-under-Lyne, and the late Stephen Rowe. Harold Rowe's mother received the following letter from Rev. John Patten: "Dear Mrs. Platt, I deeply regret to inform you that your son, Pte. H. ROWE has been admitted to the Clearing Station. He is wounded in the arm and neck and the doctors tell me that the wounds are serious indeed. I saw him today and tried to give him some comfort. I prayed with him and that seemed to make him happy. He said to me, "write to my mother, but do not make her anxious". Poor boy, he does not realise he is so ill, and it would be unkind on my part if I did not tell you that our hopes for his recovery are not very great."
Posted on June 17, 2009