Ruaraidh (Rory) O'Stiubhart was in the Royal Army Medical Corps service number 22812296. We completed his pre-paid funeral plan in 2016, and our funeral directors remember him well. Rory was blind when we met him with his carer at his flat in Thornton Heath. As a veteran of the Armed Forces, he requested military honours [...]
Robert Gandy joined the military to serve his National Service. He joined the elite Parachute Regiment (3 Para). Most people in the National Service never did much, however Robert gained his Jump wings which are hard fought for. During his basic training he won best recruit “The Browning Award” and this was awarded to him [...]
John (Jack) (Tug) Wilson was in the Guards Parachute regiment. Tug served in the Irish Guards and then in the 1st (Guards) Independent Company, The Parachute Regiment. He served at the same time as his son in the same regiment. They can both be seen in the two pictures of the Company. Tug had served [...]
We conducted the funeral of James Tabor, a friend of Tony Rowland who also was the conductor. James served his country in The Royal Navy for his National Service and went on to be civilian staff as a controller for the City of London Police for 25 years. We honoured James with a flag on [...]
HMS Fearless James Smith was a veteran of The Royal Navy. With approximate dates, this is his navy service on board ships: Completed training at HMS Ganges – 1961 (Naval training base) HMS Vincent (Naval Training) HMS Agincourt (Battle class destroyer) HMS Grenville – 1968 (Type 15 frigate) HMS Sheraton 1970 (Minehunter) HMS Blake - [...]
Cpl James (Jim) Carpenter joined the Army at the young age of 16 in 1955 ( Service number 23503886). He was first with the East Surrey Regiment and then the Paras, where he served with 3 of his brothers. He was then selected for the 21 SAS and was stationed at the Chelsea Barracks, Duke [...]
Elsie Eastman was a World War Two Royal Auxiliary Air Force veteran. She was an office worker before and at the beginning of the war decided to do her bit. She joined up and qualified as a navigator. In her eulogy it was said she loved flying in the planes however there were not many [...]
Eileen Bascombe was a leading Aircraftswoman in the Women’s Royal Air Force (WRAF), she was in the Air Force during the second world war. Eileen base was Chicksands Priory this was her station Z, her roll was a communications officer working at the famous Bletchley Park listening for codes and then passing them onto the [...]
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 [...]
Due to recent media coverage, concerning the funeral plan sector being regulated by the FCA, we would like to make the following statement: Rowland Brothers have partnered with Golden Leaves for 38yrs. During that time Golden Leaves has always been at the forefront of regulation of our industry being a founding member of the [...]
Rowland Brothers Funeral Directors have taken the next step in their development program by the appointment of four new members to the board of the directors.
Guidance for Funerals During the Coronavirus Pandemic
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 [...]
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 [...]
Losing somebody you love is one of the hardest things a person can go through
It’s National Grief Awareness Week from December 2nd – 8th an event that feels particularly pertinent this year given the impact of the Covid19 pandemic
Writing a Christmas card after bereavement can be difficult.
Lt Colonel Kenneth Frederick Travers I think one of the highest ranking veterans to pass through our care. He was called up for national service in 1950. He joined The Royal Artillery. He qualified for officer training. He was trained and manned the 40mm and 3.7 inch anti-aircraft guns. At the end of his [...]
So, you’ve been asked to write and deliver a eulogy at the funeral of a loved one or friend. A eulogy is a short speech paying tribute to the one who has passed away.