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THE NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
SECTION XIII

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BOURNE, W., Private, 2nd West Yorkshire Regt. He was called up from the Reserve in August 1914 and immediately drafted to the Western Front. There he took part in the Battles or Mons, the Marne, the Aisne, Ypres, Loos. Arras, Albert, Vimy Ridge, Messines, and many other engagements. He suffered from fever, and also had his ribs crushed through being buried by an explosion whilst on the Somme. As a result he was invalided home, and discharged as medically unfit for further service. He was taken ill shortly afterwards mid died in June 1918, and was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"His life for his Country, his soul to God."
5, Azeuby Road, Peckham, S.E.15.

BOWDEN, C., Seaman, R.N. He joined in November 1917, and after a period of training, was commissioned to the North Sea on board H.M.S. "Lord Clive." He took part in the raid on Zeebrugge, and was also engaged on important patrol duties until after the cessation of hostilities. He was demobilised in February 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
83, George Row, Bermondsey Wall, S.E.16.

BOWDEN, T. F., L/Corporal, 22nd London Regt. He volunteered in July 1915, and later in the same year was drafted to France, where he took part in several engagements. In 1916 he was transferred to Salonika, and served on the Vardar and Doiran fronts, but in the following year was sent to Egypt. Later he saw heavy fighting in Palestine, at Gaza and the capture of Jerusalem, where he was unfortunately badly wounded in action, and died shortly afterwards from the effects of his wounds in April 1918. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star and the General Service and Victory Medals
"The path of duty was the way to glory."
83, George Row, Bermondsey Wall, S.E.16.

BOWDIDGE, E. E., Corporal, R.A.F. He enlisted in February 1910, and in November 1914 was drafted to France. He served at Dunkirk and various other places on duties which required a high degree of technical skill, and in April 1915 was transferred to Russia. Here he saw much service until the end of the war. He holds the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals, and in 1920 was still serving.
3, Earlswood Street, Greenwich, S.E.1o.

BOWDIDGE, J. S. (D.C.M.),Staff Sergt-Major, R.A.F. Having enlisted in 1906, he was drafted to the Western Front immediately on the outbreak of war in August 1914, and there took a prominent part in the fighting at Mons. Serving with the Somerset Light Infantry, he also fought in the Battles of La Bassee, Ypres and the Somme, and other engagements until invalided home in 1917. After his recovery he was transferred to the R.A.F., and retained on important duties in England, being still with his Squadron in 1920. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at Le Gheer in October 1914, and a Russian decoration for distinguished service in the Field, and holds also the Queen's and King's South African Medals, the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals
186, Commercial Road, Peckham, S.E.15.

BOWDIDGE, W. L., Ship's Carpenter and Joiner, Merchant Service. He was in the Merchant Service when war was declared, and served in "Altonia" and "Alsonia." His ship was engaged in conveying troops and supplier to the Dardanelles and other theatres of war, and he did valuable work throughout the period of hostilities. He was demobilised after the Armistice in 1918, and holds the General Service and Mercantile Marine War Medals.
45, Chevening Road, Greenwich, S.E.10.

BOWEN, F., Private, Royal Fusiliers. He joined in March 1916, and in the following August was drafted to France. Whilst overseas he served in many important engagements, including those on the Somme, and at Amiens, Bapaume and Havrincourt. He was later transferred first to the Labour Corps, and then to the Somerset Light Infantry, and continued his service with this Regiment until October 1919, whet, he was demobilised. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
26, Blackwall Lane, Greenwich, S.E.10.

BOWEN, W. C., Private, Buffs (East Kent Regt.) Volunteering in August 1914, he was sent to France in May of the following year, and was in action at Ypres, Festubert, Loos, St. Eloi, Albert, Ploegsteert Wood and Vimy Ridge. He fell fighting on the Somme on October 13th, 1915, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"His life for his Country."
4, Haddo Street, Greenwich, S.E.10.

BOWES, A. W. C., Sergt., R.A.M.C. Volunteering in December 1914. he was drafted overseas in the following year. Whilst on the Western Front he took part in much heavy fighting in the Ypres sector, and did continuously good work conveying wounded to the Dressing Stations. He was demobilised in 1919, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
106, Lucey Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

BOWES, C. A., Chief Gunner, R.N. He joined in 1918, and was posted to H.M. Yacht "Adventurous," in which he was engaged on important duties, searching for enemy submarines in the North Sea. Returning home in 1919 he was demobilised, holding the General Service and Victory Medals.
5, Walnut Tree Road, Greenwich, S.E.10.

BOWES, M., Driver, R.F.A. A serving soldier since December 1901 he was drafted to France at the outbreak of hostilities, and took part in the Retreat from Mons. He also fought at La Bassee and Ypres, and in other engagements, and in 1917 was sent to England and employed for a year on munition work at the Delta Company, Greenwich. Returning to France again in 1918 he was frequently in action in the final operations until hostilities ceased. He holds the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals, and was demobilised in March 1919.
50, Hutment Tunnel Avenue, Greenwich, S.E.10.

BOWES, W. J., Private, R.A.M.C. He volunteered in December 1914, and in the following year proceeded to Salonika. In this seat of operations he took part in much heavy fighting on the Struma front, and did good work conveying the wounded to hospital. He contracted malaria, and was consequently invalided home, being finally discharged in 1919. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
106, Lucey Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

BOWKETT, W. G. T., Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles. Joining in June 1917, he embarked in March of the following year for France, and fought in the Retreat and subsequent Allied Advance. On October 1st, 1918 he was wounded, and later invalided home, and after receiving hospital treatment was demobilised in January 1919, holding the General Service and Victory Medals.
43, Caradoc Street, Greenwich, S.E.10.

BOWLES, B. (Miss), Special War Worker. During the whole period of hostilities, this lady was engaged on work of National importance at Woolwich Arsenal. There she was employed on various important duties in connection with the making of munitions, and rendered very valuable services until after the signing of the Armistice.
7, Hyndman Grove, Peckham, S.E.15.

BOWLES, E., A.B., Royal Navy. He volunteered in September 1915, and after a period of training was commissioned to the North Sea on board H.M.S. "Faversham." He was engaged on important and dangerous mine sweeping duties, and later was also employed in other waters. He did continuously good work throughout, and was demobilised in October 1919, holding the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
105, New Church Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

BOWLEY, A. A., Pte., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). He joined in September 1916, and was quickly drafted to the Western Front, where he took part in much heavy fighting. He died gloriously on the Field of Battle at Ypres (III) on August 1st, 1917, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
"Whilst We remember, the sacrifice is not in vain."
18, Nunhead Grove, Peckham, S.E.15.

BOWMAN, S. W., Private, R.A.S.C. He volunteered in October 1914, and proceeding to France in the following year, was engaged on important transport duties. He served at Loos, Albert, the Somme, Arras, Ypres, Passchendaele and St. Quentin, and was wounded at Menin Road in October 1918. He was invalided home, and after some months in hospital was demobilised in February of the following year, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
41, Holmshaw Road, Sydenham, S.E.26.

BOWSTEAD, C. D., Gunner, R.F.A. Volunteering in February 1915, he was drafted overseas later in the same year. Whilst on the Western Front, he took part in many important engagements, including the Battles of Loos and Vimy Ridge. He was unfortunately killed in action on the Somme on October 25th, 1916, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"The path of duty was the way to glory."
8, Maynard Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

BOXALL, A., Officer's Steward, R.N. He volunteered in June 1915, and on completing his training was posted to Scapa Flow. He first served on board H.M.S. "Louis," "Fairy" and "Radiant" on important patrol and escort duties in the North Sea. Later he was transferred to H.M.S. "Meynell," and was employed on dangerous mine-sweeping work in many waters. He was discharged in October 1918, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
12, Amott Road, Peckham, S.E.15.

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