Friday, July 1, 2016

TSGT William Darden Rowell

Technical SGT William Darden "Bill" Rowell was born 26 Jul 1918 in Greensville County, Virginia to Thomas Joseph and Lucy Gary (Turner) Rowell.  William was federalized 3 Feb 1941 with his National Guard unit and served with M Company until the end of the war.

During their long time in England the 116th fielded a baseball team, the Yankees, on which William played.  He has a short biography at Baseball in Wartime.

He married Nellie Virginia Newsome of Franklin, Virginia on 28 Feb 1942.  They had one son.  William returned home in June 1945. Nellie and their second,infant child died 4 Jun 1946.  He did not remarry until 1965. 

TSGT Rowell died 1 Jul 2004 in Emporia Virginia and is buried in Greensville Memorial Cemetery in Emporia.

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