Born: 1924, Wandsworth, London.

Died: 12th June 1943; age: 19; at Greenwich Royal Infirmary – Fractured Skull – accidental fall from roof-light at night.

Residence: ‘The Gables’, Westerfield, Suffolk.


Rank: Midshipman.

Regiment: Royal Naval Reserve, H.M.S. ‘Ramillies.’


Grave Reference:

St. Mary Magdalene Churchyard,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Clement & Florence Gertrude Bowman, of Westerfield, Suffolk.


Father: Clement Bowman, born 1880, Ipswich – died August 1935, Ipswich, at Heathlands, Ipswich, of Graham Lodge, Graham Avenue, Ipswich. A Baker and Confectioner – own account.

Mother: Florence Gertrude Bowman (nee Britton), born January 1895, Dartford, Kent. A Pastry Cook.


Raymond was educated at Ipswich School – left the school January 1943.



Raymond was living with his widowed mother and maternal grandparents, and a guest at their family home – Anmond, Kingsfield Avenue, Ipswich.

Florence, a Pastry Cook.

Henry Britton, a retired shoe and boot maker, born December 1866, Dartford.

Winifred Mary Britton (nee Hawes), a retired midwife nurse, born Dartford.

Kathleen Myra Harriett Savage, an Insurance Clerk, born July 1900, Great Blakenham, Suffolk.

1 domestic servant.


Probate to Florence Gertrude Bowman – mother.


Raymond is also remembered on the Ipswich School Chapel war memorial, and at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Westerfield, Suffolk.

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