The Rowland Family have a history of serving their country, the reason such a strong esprit de corps persists at the firm.
Director, Tony Rowland’s Great Grandfather was Admiral Reed, the captain of the last sailing warship in the British Royal Navy. During his illustrious career, Reed mapped the China Sea.
Throughout the generations, the Rowland Brothers continued to serve their country.
Clarence Arthur Nelson Rowland (Arthur)
Arthur joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1939 when war broke out. He was sent to the Middle East and saw service in El Alamein in 1942. He was demobbed in 1945.
James William Rowland (Jim)
Jim joined in 1942 also into the Royal Army Medical Corps. Jim took part in the D-Day landings in 1944 and was also demobbed in 1945.
Anthony Rowland (Tony) Director of Rowland Brothers
Tony completed his national service in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps. He joined on 21st March 1957 and was demobbed on 19th March 1959. Tony was a Lance Corporal, Camp Carpenter and a Regimental Drill Instructor.
Our Staff Who Have Served
Rowland Brothers are proud to be part of the Armed Forces covenant and were the first funeral directors in the country to do so, pledging our ongoing support to British servicemen and the community.
Harry Humphreys – Driver & Bearer
Colin Walker – Chauffeur Bearer, ex-Royal Regiment Fusiliers
Brian Freeman – Funeral Arranger, ex-Royal Military Police
Neil Athron Business Development Manager ex-Royal Air Force Regiment