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55416   Sergeant Rowland Eugene Grogan M.M.
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/04/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 83rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 02/11/1893
Died: 17/10/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
Eugene Rowland Grogan was the son of Michael and Catherine Grogan. His father was in the R.I.C. Rowland Grogan was born in Coalisland, County Tyrone on 2nd November 1893. He was one of about 15 children. By 1896 Michael and the family had moved to Aughnacloy. By 1911 the family had moved to Belfast. Roland had enlisted and was at Army Barracks in Dundalk. Roland Grogan married Fanny Lynch about 1913. He served with the Royal Field Artillery. He was awarded the Military Medal. Sergeant Roland Grogan was serving with "D" Battery of the 83rd Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery when he was killed in action in France on the 17th October 1917
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bard Cottage Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave VI-A-15
CWGC Casualty 440159
The Cemetery is located on the Diksmuidseweg road (N369) in the direction of Boezinge. From Ieper station turn left into Fochlaan and go to the roundabout, turn right and go to the next roundabout. Here turn left and drive to the next roundabout, where you should turn right into Oude Veurnestraat. Take the second turning on the left, which is the Diksmuidseweg and carry on under the motorway bridge and the cemetery is another 300 metres on the left hand side of the road.
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1 1901 Census lists Grogan family Lists Eugene R as age 8 living with the family at house 16 in Moore Street, Aughancloy Urban
2 1911 Census lists Grogan family Does not list Rowland as living with the family at house 24 in Springfield Road (Falls, Antrim)
3 1911 Census lists R Grogan Lists R Grogan as age 20 living in Military Barracks in Dundalk, County Louth
4 BBC Remembrance Wall Information on Roland Grogan
5 Photo of Sergeant Rowland Grogan M.M.'s headstone
6 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Rowland Grogan, born Coalisland
7 Ireland Reaching Out Details of Rowland Grogan from relatives
8 London Gazette - 19/01/1917 Supplement: 29912 Page: 832 - Military Medal
9 National Archives UK Military Medal Card can be purchased here
10 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
11 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant Rowland Grogan M.M.'s headstone can be purchased here
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