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Rest in Peace HM Queen Elizabeth II

We are deeply saddened to learn the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We offer our deepest sympathises and sincerest condolences to King Charles III, the Royal Family and all people who mourn this sad loss. The official online Book of Condolence can be found here - https://www.royal.uk/ Her life will [...]

2022-09-28T08:34:36+00:00September 9th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Rest in Peace HM Queen Elizabeth II

Rowland Brothers Foundation Schools Project

Throughout the century-and-a half that the family firm of Rowland Brothers Funeral Directors, have served the people of Croydon and surrounding areas, care and support of the bereaved has been a top priority. This led to the establishment of the Rowland Brothers Foundation for this purpose in 1984. It has been a registered charity since [...]

2022-04-11T13:20:03+00:00January 12th, 2022|Bereavement|Comments Off on Rowland Brothers Foundation Schools Project

Light a Candle: Remembering Those We Love at Christmas

Rowland Brothers invite the residents of Warlingham, Hamsey Green and Caterham to our Remembrance Light a Candle Service. Taking place at All Saints Church in Warlingham, on Saturday 11th December at 11am, we are inviting you to light a memorial candle at the service in memory of your loved one. Seating is limited, so please [...]

2021-12-06T16:42:00+00:00December 6th, 2021|Bereavement, News|Comments Off on Light a Candle: Remembering Those We Love at Christmas

Christmas Memorial Tree 2021

Rowland Brothers have been privileged to serve you, and we are aware that the approaching season of Christmas can be difficult to cope with. We would like to help you through the season in a small way by suggesting you might like to place a small memorial card on our Christmas trees, in memory [...]

2021-12-06T12:05:56+00:00December 6th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Christmas Memorial Tree 2021

Veteran Stories – John Soggee

John Soggee is a twice veteran. He served in the armed forces in the parachute Regiment and after joined the Metropolitan Police Service. We were able to honour both of his service careers with the Metropolitan Police coffin drape on his coffin throughout the cortege and at the church service and upon arrival at the [...]

2021-04-09T14:20:25+00:00March 5th, 2021|News, Veteran Stories|Comments Off on Veteran Stories – John Soggee

Veteran Stories – William (Bill) Wheeler

William (Bill) Wheeler Royal Navy World War Two by his loving daughter Sandra William Wheeler, known by all as Bill, who was born in Thornton Heath, has sadly passed away at the grand age of 96. He trained before the war as an engineer tool maker so these skills were able to be transferred when [...]

2021-04-09T15:03:39+00:00March 5th, 2021|News, Veteran Stories|Comments Off on Veteran Stories – William (Bill) Wheeler

Veteran Stories – Lesley Albert Bates

Lesley Albert Bates, Royal Navy, World war Two Les was commissioned during the war in the arctic convoys and d day landings. He was on a survivor/coffin ship in the arctic picking up survivors and bodies from the sea. He received the arctic star medal and the Russian Ushakov medal from the Russian government to [...]

2021-04-09T14:02:55+00:00March 5th, 2021|News, Veteran Stories|Comments Off on Veteran Stories – Lesley Albert Bates

Veteran Stories – Charles

Charles served in the Second World War as a blacksmith in the Royal Air Force working on aircraft repairs. He started at Pembroke in Wales working on flying boats and witnessed a very heavy bombing raid from the Germans causing mass casualties. He was then posted to RAF Kenley and Biggin Hill to work on [...]

2021-04-09T13:38:11+00:00October 21st, 2020|News, Veteran Stories|Comments Off on Veteran Stories – Charles

Veteran Stories – Edward

At St Christopher’s church was the funeral of ex Flt Sgt Edward McRae aged 93 a veteran of 50 Squadron RAF Bomber Command he volunteered in 1944 he was the mid upper gunner in a Lancaster he completed 19 missions over Europe. Crash report from the War Office 1945: BOMBER COMMAND Ferry flight in connection [...]

2021-04-09T14:40:22+00:00October 21st, 2020|News, Veteran Stories|Comments Off on Veteran Stories – Edward

Veteran Stories – Jones

Jones was a 6-year veteran of the RCT and RLC. Vivian was a Lieutenant and is a veteran of the first Gulf War in 1991. He passed at the age of 56 with no family and no friends. The military preparation college of training carried the coffin, 3 standard bears were in attendance, Royal British [...]

2021-04-09T14:19:23+00:00October 21st, 2020|News, Veteran Stories|Comments Off on Veteran Stories – Jones

Veteran Stories – Raymond (Razor) Kinder

Raymond kinder was 3 months short of reaching 101 years old when he passed away. Raymond “Razor” Kinder was in the army before the outbreak of World War 2 and he was in India in the Wiltshire Regiment. Upon the outbreak of war he was sent to Belgium and was part of the British Expeditionary [...]

2021-04-09T14:01:16+00:00October 21st, 2020|News, Veteran Stories|Comments Off on Veteran Stories – Raymond (Razor) Kinder