Remembering Alexander Rowbotham

Adam Randell
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A name had been missing from the WWI, WWII and Korean War memorial, in St. Anthony, since it was erected.

Today, the Town of St. Anthony righted that mistake by unveiling the nameplate of Alexander Rowbotham.

Born in St. Anthony, later living in Quirpon, Rowbotham enlisted in St. John’s to fight in the Korean War.

He was killed by enemy fire on Oct. 23, 1952.

Rowbotham was buried in the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea.

During the unveiling Mayor Ernest Simms said Rowbotham’s nameplate was placed, “to show the respect he so much deserved.”

Geographic location: St. Anthony, Quirpon, Korea

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