The Surviving Gunner


This is Evan Rowlands RNR. He was one of three naval Gunners on board RMS Leinster and the only one to survive the sinking. He was born at Newborough, Anglesey in 1868 and went to sea at age 14. Prior to the war he served as Quartermaster for the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company and lived with his family at 13 Well Street, Holyhead. During the early days of hostilities he served as a DEMS Gunner on ships carrying beef from Argentina for the war effort. He died in 1939.

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