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55416   Sergeant Rowland Grogan M.M
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 83rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (British Army)
Died: 17/10/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 29
Rowland Grogan was born in Coalisland, County Tyrone about 1888. The 1911 census records an R Grogan living in Army Barracks in Dundalk, County Louth. He was 20 years old and hailed from County Tyrone. Roland Grogan was living in Belfast during the war. 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. He was 29 years old. Sergeant Rowland Grogan was awarded the Military Medal (M.M)
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bard Cottage Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
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.
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists R Grogan Lists R Grogan as age 20 living in Military Barracks in Dundalk, County Louth
2 BBC Remembrance Wall Information on Roland Grogan
3 Ireland Memorial Record Lists Rowland Grogan, born Coalisland
4 National Archives UK Military Medal Card can be purchased here
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
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