John Samuel Rowlands
Acting Wing Commander
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Born: 23rd. September 1915
Hawarden, Flintshire, United Kingdom
The citation for the award of the George Cross to Wing Commander Rowlands reads:
The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the GEORGE CROSS to: Acting Wing Commander John Samuel Rowlands, M.B.E. (73378), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. For over 2 years, Wing Commander Rowlands has been employed on bomb disposal duties and has repeatedly displayed the most conspicuous courage and unselfish devotion to duty in circumstances of great personal danger.