HORACE HENRY B. BOWDEN

 

Born: 20th December 1886, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire.

Died: 17th May 1916; age: 29; Died of Wounds.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 25th April 1915.

 

Rank: Company Sergeant Major; Service Number: 7135.

Regiment: Boarder Regiment, 1st Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

II.D.17.

Auchonvillers Military Cemetery,

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Frederick A. & Katie Bowden, of 18, Bloomfield Street, Lattice Barn, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   6, Portland Terrace, Friston Street. Lady Wood, Birmingham, Warwickshire.

 

Horace was 4 years old and living with his parents, brother & cousin.

Albert Frederick Bowden, 27, a Bookbinder, born Knightsbridge, London.

Kate Bowden (nee Kelly), 26, born Birmingham.

Arthur George Bowden, 2, born Birmingham.

William Rennell, 17, a Bookbinder, born Birmingham.

 

1901   Block P, No. 10. Peabody Buildings, Roscoe Street, St. Luke’s, London.

 

Horace was 14 years old, a Packer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Frederick, 37, a Bookbinder.

Kate, 36.

Arthur, 12.

Henry Bowden, 7, born Clerkenwell, London.

Lily Bowden, 4, born St. Luke’s, London.

Annie Sylvia Bowden, 2, born St. Luke’s.

 

1911   Burma & Andaman Islands.

 

Horace was 25 years old, a Soldier ranked Corporal for the 1st Battalion of the Border Regiment.

 

Horace first attended St. Alban’s School. On the 1st May 1894, when he was 7 years old his father, Albert Bowden registered him to start the Hugh Myddleton School for Boys, Islington. He left on the 1st December 1894.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Frederick A. Bowden – father.

Horace is also remembered on St Mary at Stoke Church Ipswich War Memorial.

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