John Scantlebury Rowe was an English born farmer from Christmas Hills near Smithton, Tasmania. He signed up in Claremont on the 18th of October, 1916 when he was 24 years of age. He was a part of the Field Artillery and travelled to England, then France. He was later given an important and sometimes dangerous job of a driver for the 3rd Army Brigade, moving equipment and other items in and out of the front line. He was discharged on the 31st of October, 1919 because of demobilisation. Prior to his return to Australia John was granted some leave to join his relatives on their farm in Cornwall.
Research by Katie Green
To be unveiled by Mr Terry Roe, Vice President State RSL and Katie Green