Born: 4th April 1880, Harleston, Suffolk.

Died: 14th January 1915; age: 34; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 10th October 1914.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 3/9217

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 21.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,






1891   Stanton Street, Norton, Suffolk.


George was 11 years old and living with his parents, siblings & widowed maternal grandfather.

William Bowers, 33, a Shepherd, born Westley, Suffolk.

Jane Anna Bowers (nee Talbot), 64, born Norton, Suffolk.

Samuel Bowers, 12, born Norton.

James Bowers, 11, born Harleston, Suffolk.

Henry Bowers, 9, born Harleston.

George Talbot, 68, born Norton.


1911   Tot Hill, Haughley, Suffolk.


George was 31 years old, a Nurseryman’s Labourer. He was married and living with his parents.

William, 59, a Shepherd on Farm.

Jane, 64.


1911   ‘The Beeches’ Walsham le Willows, Suffolk.


George’s wife was away working at the home of her employer – 60 year old, General Medical Practitioner, Malcolm Poignaud.

31 year old Agnes Bowers was the Poignaud’s Cook.


On the 18th July 1903, in the district of Stow, Suffolk, George married, Agnes Peck, born May 1880, Norton, Suffolk.

They had 3 children:

William George Bowers, born September 1907, Hunston, Suffolk.

Dorothy Agnes Bowers, born November 1909, Norton, Suffolk.

Violet M. Bowers, born August 1912, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Agnes Glanfield – widow.


Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion:

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements


Friends of The Suffolk Regiment


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