Born: 14 May 1885 and baptised at Wesleyan Methodist Church, Whitchurch on 7 June.
Family: Fifth of seven children born to Josiah Rowlands and Ann Lydia Crosse. In 1912 Archibald married Florence E Jackson in Walsall and they did not appear to have any children.
Residence: In 1891 the family were living at 2 Dodington, Whitchurch and were still there ten years later. By 1911 Josiah had died and Lydia and family were residing at 44 Watergate Street, Whitchurch. In 1919 Archibald’s address was ‘Rilston’, Station Road, Whitchurch and he and Florence were still living there in 1939.
Employment: By 1911 Archibald was working as a photographer and picture framer, presumably he’d taken over his father’s business. The 1939 register lists his employment as photographer, picture framer and dealer. In addition he was in the ARP first aid section, assisting local police.
Died: In 1961 aged 76 in Whitchurch
Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
Service Number: 161132
Date of Enlistment: Not known
Date of Discharge: Not known
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation