Born: 1st April 1878, Ipswich.

Died: 7th February 1917; KiA.

Residence: Kent.

Employment: a Police Constable in the Kent County Constabulary – for 15 years.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Date of Entry Therein: 17th January 1917 – France.


Service: Musketry Instructor with the 10th Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment until he went to France, where on arrival he was attached to the Bedfordshire Regiment.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 33708;

Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment, 4th Battalion.

Formerly 21334, Suffolk Regiment, 19th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Ancre British Cemetery,









1881     Bramford Lane, Ipswich.


Pasha was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Henry Jowers, 60, a Dairyman, born Brightlingsea, Essex.

Rachel Jowers (nee Cook), 36, born Wickham Market, Suffolk.

Henry James Jowers, 12, born Ipswich.

Arthur Charles Jowers, 11, born Ipswich.

Edith Grace Jowers, 10, born Ipswich.

Rachel Deborah Jowers, 8, born Ipswich.

Lydia Emma Jowers, 7, born Ipswich.

Ruth Marion Jowers, 6, born Ipswich.

William Ernest Jowers, 4, born Ipswich.

Ethel Rebecca Maud Jowers, 1, born Ipswich.

1 domestic servant.


(Pasha far right)

1891   Spring Cottage Farm, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.  JOHN OSMAN PASHA JOWERS PASHA

Pasha was 13 years old, a Dairyman. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Henry, 70, a Market Gardener & Dairyman – own account.

Rachel, 47, a Laundress – own account.

Henry 22, a Dairyman.

Rachel, 19, a Laundress.

Ruth, 16, a Laundress.

William, 14, a Gardener’s Assistant.

Ethel, 11.

Elijah Edward Burch Jowers, 9, born Ipswich.

Elise Dorothea Jowers, 7, born Ipswich.

Leslie Nehemiah Stanley Jowers, 6, born Ipswich.

Ida Gladys May Jowers, 2, born Ipswich.


1901   4, Bow Terrace, Wateringbury, Kent.


John was 23 years old, a Police Constable. He was married & Head of the Household.

Jane, 25.


1911   4, Devonshire Cottages, Newington, Kent.


John was 33 years old, a Police Constable – Kent Constabulary. He was Head of the Household.

Jane, 35.

Dorothy, 9.

Olive, 7.

John, 6.


In 1900, Hollingbourn, Kent, John married Jane Couchman, born 1876, Sutton Valence, Kent.

John and Jane had three children:

Dorothy Jowers, 1902, Milton Regis, Kent.

Olive Jowers, 1903, Milton Regis, Kent.

John Henry Jowers, 1904, Muriton, Kent.


John’s father Henry Jowers, died in January 1901, in Ipswich. His mother Rachel Jowers, died in April 1917, at her home in Bramford Lane, Ipswich.


Jane Jowers was living at 31, Surbiton Road, Ipswich when she received notification of Jack’s death.


Bedfordshire Regiment, 4th Battalion:

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