2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
23/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Samuel Rowe was the son of Joseph Rowe. He was born in Tamlaght O’Crilly, Upperlands about 1887. Samuel Rowe married Lizzie Porter on the 26th June 1915 and they lived in Mullagh, Maghera. Samuel Rowe enlisted in Coleraine. Private Samuel Rowe served throughout the war with the 10th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers until the battalion was disbanded in February 1918. Private Rowe had been wounded on three previous occasions. Private Samuel Rowe was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action during the German Spring Offensive on Sat 23rd March 1918.
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.