Herbert James Stephen ROWE1  (known as 'Doug'), son of John ROWE (1879-1956)  and Margaret Clare KELLEHER (1878-1964) , was born on 24 June 1922 in Charlestown, NSW. In 1939 he was a merchant seaman . Doug began his career as a Cadet Steward on the Ormiston. In 1940 the Ormiston was requisitioned as a troop ship. He served in World War II from 1940 to 1945 followed by voyages to bring home troops and prisoners of war from 1945 to 1947.
Doug travelled to America, India, Singapore, Japan, Canada and Alaska, often serving on troop ships and supply ships for the Australian and American Armies. These included Ormiston, Aquitania, Reynella, Tjisadane, Duntroon and Merkur. In 1943 he resided at 60 Agar St in Marrickville, NSW. In 1953 he resided at Cavendish St in Stanmore, NSW. He served in the Vietnam War in 1969 and 1970, making seven voyages to Vung Tao on the supply ship Jeparit. He retired in 1987 . Doug was presented with a clock from the oil tanker Canopus, the last ship he sailed on.2 He died (aged 88) on 9 September 2010 in Wyong, NSW.
|1||(S0096), "Researcher : Ryder (nee Oldham), Jillian" (Personal Knowledge). Custom Id: SUB001. Cit. Date: 11 March 2011.|
|2||(S0097), "Researcher : Greer, Norma". Custom Id: SUB002. Cit. Date: 14 March 2011.|
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