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  • 27292 Private Clarence Bimfield Bowen, 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), was killed in action during the Battle of Pilckem on 31 July 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
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East Kirkby Nottinghamshire
He was the adopted son of Enoch and Susan Bowen. In 1911 they lived at 1 Pond Street East Kirkby.
31 Jul 1917
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928592 - CWGC Website
27292
East Kirkby, Nottinghamshire
Private
1st Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Bowen joined the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters sometime after 1/1/1916. He had first served overseas with 17th Battalion (Welbeck Rangers) who arrived in France on 6 March 1916. The Battle of Pilckem was the first phase of 3rd Ypres and the 1st Battalion attacked after two other battalions had taken Jacob Trench and Bellewaarde Ridge. The men took their objectives but came under heavy machine gun fire from Hanebeek Valley and Glencorse Wood. The Brigade was then pulled back to the shelter of Westhoek Ridge. Bowen was killed at some point during these actions.a
Menin Gate memorial His second name given as Bimfield (SDGW) and Burfield (Medal rolls) - Whichever it is, the probability is that it was his original surname. Research John Morse
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  • 27292 Private Clarence Bimfield Bowen, 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), was killed in action during the Battle of Pilckem on 31 July 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse
    Clarence Bimfield Bowen name on Memorial - 27292 Private Clarence Bimfield Bowen, 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), was killed in action during the Battle of Pilckem on 31 July 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Visited, wreath laid and photo taken by John Morse