Number RAAF 54338
Unit RAAF 1 Engineering School
Place of Birth Leongatha 1 December 1923
Next of Kin Archibald Scott, his father was his NOK. His mother was Grace Scott
Date and place of enlistment
20 April 1942 in Melbourne
Location on enlistment Leongatha
Occupation farm labourer
Date and place of death
Rowland died on 28 June 1942, aged 18. While in the training camp at the Royal Melbourne Show Grounds Rowland contracted meningitis and sadly died.
Location of grave or memorial
Rowland is buried in the Leongatha Cemetery and has his name on the memorials at Leongatha and Mt Eccles.
Relationship to Woorayl Shire
Rowland grew up on the family farm in the Mt Eccles area. He attended Wild Dog Valley State School and after leaving school he worked on the farm.
Shortly after his 18th birthday Rowland enlisted for war service and joined the RAAF. He trained as an aircraft mechanic and served for six months before he became ill and died