Great War 1914 trio and Second World War London Blitz Marylebone Air Raid Precautions Warden's group, and son's confirmed Jubilee 1977. The first being Acting Corporal R.F. Roehrig, surname later changed to Rowley, Royal Army Medical Corps, a pre-war soldier with the British Army, who of German origins had enlisted in 1909, and then saw service out on the Western Front with the British Expeditionary Force as a member of the 12th Stationary Hospital at Rouen from 27th August 1914. Discharged due to sickness in February 1919, he later attempted to erase his German surname of Roehrig from his war medals, and even went so far as to re-inscribe the card box of issue hand correcting it to Rowley. During the Second World War he saw service as a Air Raid Precautions Warden in the Borough of Marylebone in London, when living at Westbourne Park. His son, Roger Frederick Rowley, was working as a Clerical Officer for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office when he was awarded the Jubilee Medal 1977.
Group of 5: 1914 Star; (4638 PTE R.F. ROEHRIG. R.A.M.C.); British War Medal and Victory Medal; (4638 A.CPL. R.F. ROEHRIG. R.A.M.C.), last two with named card box if issue, the typed surname altered from Roehrig to Rowley; Defence Medal 1939-1945, with Home Secretary forwarding slip, and Home Office card box of issue addressed to: ‘Mr. R.F. Rowley, 26 Tavistock Roads, Westbourne Park, W.11’.
Condition: first three with attempted erasure on the naming, his German surname was changed to Rowley, though readable in places, hence only Fine.
Together with the following:
Silver War Badge, reverse No.B222700.
Forwarding Card for the Defence Medal, this confirming that the award was earned and issued through the Air Raid Precautions Officer for the Borough of Marylebone, he having served as an ARP Warden.
Jubilee Medal 1977, with Royal Mint card box of issue. With the Buckingham Palace Award Certificate for the Jubilee Medal 1977, issued to: ‘Roger Frederick Rowley’.
Robert Frederick Rowley, whose original surname was Roehrig, he being of German descent, was born in 1890, and enlisted into the British Army on 15th November 1909 as a Private (No.4638) with the Royal Army Medical Corps, and with the Great War, then saw service out on the Western Front with the British Expeditionary Force as a member of the 12th Stationary Hospital at Rouen from 27th August 1914, being promoted to Acting Corporal, he was discharged due to sickness on 22nd February 1919 and awarded the Silver War Badge No.B222700. All of his awards were issued with the surname of Roehrig, and he later took it upon himself to amend this to the english surname of Rowley, partially erasing all of his Great War medals to attempt this, he even re-inscribed the card box of issue hand correcting it to Rowley. Rowley who officially charged his surname, then saw service during the Second World War as an Air Raid Precautions Warden in the Borough of Marylebone in London, when living at Westbourne Park. He died in 1964.
The son, Roger Frederick Rowley worked as a Clerical Officer for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and is confirmed as having been awarded the Jubilee Medal 1977.