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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Sanctuary Wood Cemetery Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Mansfield Woodhouse
He was the son of George and Hannah Bowskill and the brother of Sarah, Percy, Rose and Charles Bowskill. Bowskill. In 1911 they lived at Clipstone. He was the husband of Lucy (née Coleman) Bowskill and the father of Charles, Cyril and Harry Bowskill. CWGC record gives his family's address as 7 Hampden Street, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.
He was a farm labourer in 1911 and a farrier on enlistment.
22 Jul 1915
23
477550 - CWGC Website
2703
60 Byron Street East Kirkby.
Private
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted on 17 October 1914 and was serving in 'A' Coy, 1/8th Bn, at the time of his death. His death was recorded in the 8th Battalion's war diary, 22 July 1915. He is buried in Sanctuary Wood cemetery (grave ref. II.F.19).
Bowskill stood 5' 5" tall and weighed 10 stone 6lbs on enlistment. His personal effects returned to Lucy Bowskill were 'dog pedigree, 2 notebooks, hymn book, bunch of keys, belt, letter, card' (ASR) Death notice published 13th August 1915 in the Mansfield Reporter and Sutton Times : - “Pte. J. H. Bowskill, third son of Mr. Geo. Bowskill, of 31, Church-street, Warsop, was killed in action on July 22nd. Deceased was in the 1/8th Sherwood Foresters, and was 24 years of age.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Sanctuary Wood Cemetery Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    John Henry Bowskill - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Sanctuary Wood Cemetery Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle