Roll of Honour
World War I
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In Memory of
Petty Officer Stoker
Alfred Charles Rowberry

R.N. H.M.S. "Cressy", Royal Navy
who died aged 34 years
Tuesday 22nd September 1914.

Alfred Rowberry
was the son of
George and Sarah Rowberry
and husband of
Ada Rowberry

In connection with the Naval disaster we learn that Mr Rowberry, the attendant at the Swimming Baths, was a Naval reservist called out at the commencement of the war and was on H.M.S. "Cressy".

A strange coincidence is that Stanley Stapleton, is on the "Lowestoft", the ship that played such an important part in the rescue work"
Monday's list of missing from H.M.S. "Cressy" included the name of A.L. Rowberry. Mr Rowberry, who left the village the first week of the war, was previously in charge of the water works and baths. He was a fine manly fellow, and highly respected in the neighbourhood. He left a wife and one child.
War Grave: Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent
Grave Number 4