(1898 - 1918)
DATE OF BIRTH:
21st November 1898
YEARS ATTENDED THE COLLEGE:
1912 - 1915
HOME ADDRESS WHEN AT THE COLLEGE:
59 Palace Road, Streatham Hill
9th Territorial Battalion, Middlesex Regiment
DATE OF DEATH:
19th April 1918
AGE AT DEATH:
WHERE HE DIED (or was wounded)
LOCATION OF GRAVE OR MEMORIAL:
Tyne Cot Memorial. Panel 113 to 115.
2nd Lieutenant Rowland Edward Moorhouse
Rowland was born on November 21st 1898, the eldest of three sons of solicitor Edward Moorhouse and his wife, Edith. He spent five years at the Prep before coming to the College at the start of 1912. He would go on to be a pupil for the next four years, leaving at Christmas 1915 whilst a member of the Classical Remove. After leaving he joined his father’s firm, Wilkinson, Howlett & Wilkinson, for a time, as well as holding a position in the London University O.T.C.
In September 1917 Rowland was gazetted to a commission in the Middlesex Regiment and proceeded to France that December. By the end of the year the unit was in Italy, and they served there for two months before returning to the Western Front in February 1918. He saw ten days of heavy fighting around St. Quentin not long afterwards, coming through practically unscathed. On April 19th however, on a hill at Wieltje, near Ypres, he was killed whilst leading his men in a counter-attack.