Captain Thomas Sowerby ROWLANDSON, MC
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Captain Thomas Sowerby ROWLANDSON, MC
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Captain Thomas Sowerby ROWLANDSON, MC

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Captain Thomas Sowerby ROWLANDSON, MC.

Captain Thomas Sowerby Rowlandson, MC. 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Samuel and Isabel Rowlandson, of Newton Morrell, Darlington. Killed 15 September 1916. Aged 36.

A photo of Captain Rowlandson (then a Lieutenant) with fellow Officers of the 4th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment in April 1915 can be found on the Group Photos page on this website.

(Thomas Sowerby Rowlandson was born in Newton Morrell in June 1880. He was Baptised at Holy Trinity, Darlington on 21 June 1880. In the 1881 Census his father ran a 1030 acre farm, employing 20 men and 3 boys. 5 domestics were employed in the house.
From Robert Coulson's biographies of Officers of the Yorkshire Regiment;-
"He was at Cambridge University, entering Trinity Hall in 1901. He also played football as a goalkeeper with Newcastle United in the 1905/6 season and had spells with Sunderland and the Corinthian Casuals."
On the Newcastle United fan's website there are further details of Thomas Rowlandson's football playing career;-
"He spent a season at Sunderland (1905-1906) where he played 12 games before coming to Newcastle the following season. At Newcastle he was described as being a "lithesome" goalkeeper. However, he really had little opportunity as he was always seen as third choice behind the great Jimmy Lawrence and Bob Crumley. Hence, his single apearance playing for Newcastle."

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