A first world war father and son medal group to the Rowney family from Belfast. The son was brutally murdered at the age of 63 whilst on duty as a nightwatchman.

Group One: (Father)
Colour Sergeant Samuel Rowney, Royal Irish Rifles & Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

British War Medal named to 12300 Sjt. S. Rowney. R. Innis. Fus.
WW1 Victory Medal named to 12300 Sjt. S. Rowney. R. Innis. Fus.
Edward VII Long Service & Good Conduct Medal named to 2546 C.Sjt: S. Rowney. Rl. Irish Rif.

The medals are in good condition with ribbons.

Comes with copy MIC and copy service papers.


Group Two: (Son)
Corporal Samuel Rowney, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Royal Munster Fusiliers & Royal Irish Fusiliers

British War Medal named to 26493 A.Cpl. S. Rowney. R.D. Fus.
WW1 Victory Medal named to 26493 A.Cpl. S. Rowney. R.D. Fus.
General Service Medal (Clasps - Iraq, N.W. Persia) named to 40196 Cpl. S. Rowney. R. Ir. Fus.

Samuel Rowney was murdered at the age of 63 whilst working as a nightwatchman at Asia House, Princes Street, Manchester, which was a packing and shipping warehouse at the time.

The group comes with copies of newspaper articles relating to his death and the trial of the man who murdered him. Rowney was struck on the head with an iron bar and pushed down a lift shaft during a robbery.

The medals are in good condition with ribbons.

Please see photos.


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Rowney Family WW1 Father & Son Medal Group - C.Sgt. S. Rowney, Royal Inniskilling Fus / Royal Irish Rifles & Cpl. S. Rowney, Royal Dublin Fus / Royal Irish Fus (The son was murdered after the war)

  • Product Code: MM-3207
  • Era: WW1
  • Availability: Out of Stock

  • Price: £560.00


Tags: WW1 Medals, WWI, World War One, First World War, GSM, Long Service Medals. Military Medals, Campaign Medals, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Royal Irish Rifles

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