Lance Corporal Ernest John Bowden
|Regiment:||Devonshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion|
|Date of Birth:||1892Born Kenton||Date of Death:||01/07/1916|
|Memorial:||Dawlish||Memorial Inscription||BOWDEN E.J. L/CORPL. DEVON REGT.|
Ernest John Bowden was not with his family in 1911. He was already enlisted in the 2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment and was in barracks in Malta.
Association with Dawlish
Ernest John Bowden was the fourth of five children of James (1846- ) and Elizabeth (1856- ) Bowden.
James the younger was born in Dawlish and he married Elizabeth Packer, born in Thorverton, in the second quarter of 1884 (Newton Abbot district, vol 5b, p279).
|Devon Roll of Honour||Bowden, Ernest John, L/Cpl Devon Regt 1st July 1916 France|
Commonwealth War Graves Site
|Next of Kin:||James Bowden, father, 75 High Street, Dawlish (1911 census) The Register of Soldiers' Effects show that Ernest J Bowden was presumed dead on 1 July 1916 and that a Death Grant of £8.13s.7d was paid to Phoebe Harris “sole legatee”. The War Gratuity of £10.10s.0d was similarly paid. Phoebe Harris does not appear among relations and there is no sign of a marriage having taken place.|
|Last Known Address:||42 High Street, Dawlish|
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