2nd Lt. James French Rowlett, MM

1893 Feb 18. Born Rutland (The birth is registered as James Rowlie French (sic). James's mother is in fact Clara French born in 1870 Atherstone Warwickshire. His father, James snr, had an affair with her, and was already married to Mary Annie King on the 18th October 1877, at Fletton Huntingdon.

1901 census at Brookdale Cottages, Stanground (Hunts), Stanground

1911 census at 113 Colwick Road, Nottingham

1916 Oct 11. MM Gazetted

1918 Nov 13. Commissioned 2nd Lt in Northampton Reg. "James Rowlett"

1919 Dec 4. Relinquishes his commission on completion of service and retains rank of 2nd Lt.

1920 Dec 29. Joined ADRIC with service no 1326 Posted to A Coy

1922 Jan 18. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1939 Register Living at Saint Omer Oundle Road , Norman Cross R.D., Huntingdonshire. He is a Canteen Proprietor living with wife Margaret

1979 Oct/Dec Died Eastbourne.