Walter Bowen

241632 Walter Bowen
2/6th Battalion, the South Staffordshire Regiment

Walter Leonard Bowen was born in 1891 in Callaughton, near much Wenlock, Shropshire. His parents were Edward and Lucretia, by the time of his death they had moved to Repton, Derbyshire.

He had four older brothers, George, Albert, Arthur and Charles, and a younger sister Florence; all born at Much Wenlock. His father Edward was a Shepherd and in the later 1890’s the family moved to Swindon, Staffordshire.

Walter worked as a groom/gardener at the vicarage to St John’s Church in Swindon before joining the army.

From his service number Walter probably Attested in November or December 1915.

Walter was killed in action in Bourlon Wood on 30th November 1917, The CWGC entry show his rank as Corporal, while the medal rolls list him as Private. He may have been promoted to acting Corporal before his death. He appears on the Camrai Memorial at Louveral.

Information supplied by a Great Niece.

2 Responses to “Walter Bowen”

  1. A Great Niece Says:

    Walter was my great grandfather’s (Edward George Bowen) youngest brother. My own father was unaware of his grandfather’s siblings (aside from a sister, who had no children) until we researched the family history.

    I would be very interested to know of any other descendants, not directly of Edward’s line, but descended from other the siblings.

  2. Madeline Pargeter Says:

    Walter Bowen would have been my Great uncle. Walters brother Arthur was my grandfather.
    Arthur married Laura Grainger and they had 11 children.
    If I can be of any help in your research please contact me.
    Madeline Pargeter

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