Ipswich War Memorial and Cenotaph

Born: 4th June 1885, at 32, Vernon Street, Stoke, Ipswich.

Died: 28th September 1918; age 33; KiA.

Residence: Notting Hill Gate, Middlesex.

Occupation: Tailor and footballer for Ipswich Town.

Enlistment Location: London.

Date of Entry Therein: 17th November 1915 – France.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: G/59422

Regiment: The Royal Fusiliers, 26th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 28 to 30 & 162 to 162QA & 163A.

Tyne Cot Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Benjamin & Kate Bowman, of 40, Warwick Road, Ipswich.




1891   40, Warwick Road, Ipswich.


Allen was 5 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Benjamin Thomas Bowman, 33, a Tailor, born Ipswich.

Kate Bowman (nee Vince), 30, born Ipswich.

Mabel Kate Bowman, 7, born Ipswich.


1901   40, Warwick Road, Ipswich.


Allen was 15 years old, a Tailor – worked at home. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Benjamin, 43, a Tailor – worked at home.

Kate, 39.

Mabel, 17.

Leonard Charles Bowman, 5, born Ipswich.


1911 10, Kensington Place, Kensington, Middlesex.

Allen was 24 years old, a Tailor. He was 1 of 4 boarders at the home of 46 year old, John Mason, a Coachman.


Allen worked in London and played for Ipswich Town Football from 1907 – 1911. He played as a centre-half and made 47 league appearances and 10 cup appearances, scoring two goals.


A report in the Evening Star – 24th October 1908Allen Bowman, the Ipswich centre-half may not be a polished player, but he is a grand worker and a trier from beginning to end, and one of the mainstays of the Ipswich defence.


Soldiers’ Effects to Benjamin T. Bowman – father.


The Royal Fusiliers, 26th Battalion:

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