Born: 1885, Ipswich.
Died: 28th September 1918; age 33; KiA.
Residence: Notting Hill Gate, Middlesex.
Occupation: a 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.
Panel 28 to 30 & 162 to 162QA & 163A.
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.
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.
Report in the Evening Star – 24th October 1908 – Allen 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: http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/royal-fusiliers-city-of-london-regiment/