Lance Serjeant 4455, 20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers.

Killed in action 20th July 1916, age approx. 32.

Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

Former student of Mechanical Engineering.


Rowland was born in 1884 to Richard P. Banks, a Cashier, of Holly House, Cadishead. At 15 he registered at the Tech in 1899-00 as a day student on the Prep Year Science Courses. The following year he registered for the 1st Year in Mechanical Engineering. He died during the action at High Wood on 20th July 1926.