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  • 10187 Private General Bowman was a regular with the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) He was killed in action on 27 January 1915 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial France. Visited, wreath laid, photo taken by John Morse
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New Basford Nottingham
He was the son of General and Charlotte Bowman and the brother of Ada and Florence Bowman. In 1901 they lived at 31 Egypt Road Basford Nottingham.
1901 census - Lace Bobbin Winder 1911 census - Regular soldier.
27 Jan 1915
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824338 - CWGC Website
10187
Old Basford
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
General Bowman probably enlisted in late 1906 when he was18 years old. He was posted to India and the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters. He did not go to France with the battalion on 4 November 1914 but joined them on 17 December. It is likely he was actually one of the 65 officers and men who arrived on 3rd January 1915. Torrential rain made the communications trenches impassable. Ration parties had to move over ground exposing them to fire fromthe enemy 120 yards away.On 27 January, General was killed and he has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial France. John Morse
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  • 10187 Private General Bowman was a regular with the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) He was killed in action on 27 January 1915 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial France. Visited, wreath laid, photo taken by John Morse
    General Bowman Memorial - 10187 Private General Bowman was a regular with the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) He was killed in action on 27 January 1915 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial France. Visited, wreath laid, photo taken by John Morse