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BOWEN, David
(Cir 1829-)
RUDLEDGE, Caroline
(Cir 1836-1876)
BOWEN, Edward
(Cir 1857-Bef 1901)
ERRINGTON, Esther
(Cir 1857-)
BOWEN, Thomas
(Cir 1884-1917)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. GELEAR, Sarah Ann

BOWEN, Thomas

  • Born: Cir 1884, Murton, Durham
  • Marriage (1): GELEAR, Sarah Ann in Jun 1907 in Morpeth, Northumberland
  • Died: 16 Aug 1917, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium aged about 33
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bullet  Death Notes:

Name:BOWEN, THOMAS
Initials:T
Nationality:United Kingdom
Rank:Corporal
Regiment/Service:East Yorkshire Regiment
Unit Text:6th Bn.
Age:32
Date of Death:16/08/1917
Service No:16288
Additional information:Son of Edward and Esther Bowen; husband of the late Sarah Ann Bowen.
Casualty Type:Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:XVI. F. 1.
Cemetery:NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY
New Irish Farm Cemetery was first used from August to November 1917 and was named after a nearby farm, known to the troops as 'Irish Farm' (originally there was an Irish Farm Cemetery immediately South of the Farm. New Irish Farm Cemetery is about 300 metres North of the Farm at a crossing once known as Hammond's Corner). It was used again in April and May 1918 and at the Armistice it contained just 73 burials - the three irregular rows of Plot I - but was then greatly enlarged when more than 4,500 graves were brought in from the battlefields north-east of Ypres (now Ieper) and from the following smaller cemeteries: ADMIRAL's CEMETERY, BOESINGHE, at the junction of Admiral's Road and Boundary Road, near No Man's Cottage. It was named from a sailor long attached to the 6th Division. It contained the graves of 19 soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell in 1917 and 1918. CANOPUS TRENCH CEMETERY, LANGEMARCK, a little South-West of St. Julien, containing the graves of 12 men of the 1st/5th Gloucesters who fell in August, 1917. COMEDY FARM CEMETERY, LANGEMARCK, a little South-East of Langemarck village, near the Steenbeek. It contained the graves of 29 soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell in July-September, 1917. CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, ST. JEAN, two groups of graves at the cross roads in St. Jean village, containing the graves of 19 soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell in June and July, 1915. FERDINAND FARM CEMETERY, LANGEMARCK, near the Steenbeek, half-way between St. Julien and Langemarck. It contained the graves of 15 soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell in August-October, 1917. FRANCOIS FARM CEMETERY, LANGEMARCK, near a farm 1.6 Kms East of Pilckem, containing the graves of 23 soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell in July-October, 1917. FUSILIER FARM CEMETERY, BOESINGHE, a little West of the Ypres-Pilckem road, containing the graves of 17 men of the 38th (Welsh) Division who fell on 31st July, 1917. FUSILIER FARM ROAD CEMETERY, BOESINGHE, 400 yards North-West of Fusilier Farm Cemetery. It contained the graves of 14 men of the 38th (Welsh) Division who fell on 31st July-2nd August, 1917. GLIMPSE COTTAGE CEMETERY, BOESINGHE, 250 metres North-West of Fusilier Farm Road Cemetery, containing the graves of 18 men of the 38th (Welsh) division who fell in July and August, 1917. IRISH FARM CEMETERY, ST. JEAN, immediately South of the Farm. It was begun by the 1st Royal Fusiliers in May, 1915, and used until September, 1915, and, at intervals, until January, 1918. It contained the graves of 54 soldiers from the United Kingdom. LA MITERIE GERMAN CEMETERY, LOMME, a little North of the hamlet of La Miterie, containing the graves of eight soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell early in September, 1918. MANOR ROAD CEMETERY, ZILLEBEKE, at the railway halt 800 metres South-West of Zillebeke village. It contained the graves of 19 men of the 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers who fell in August, 1916. MIRFIELD CEMETERY, BOESINGHE, by Mirfield Trench, 300 metres west of Fusilier Farm, containing the graves of 16 soldiers from the United Kingdom (all but one of the 51st (Highland) Division) who fell in June-August, 1917. PARATONNIERS FARM CEMETERY, BOESINGHE, a Belgian Military Cemetery, 800 metres South of Lizerne village, containing the graves of 13 soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell in December, 1917-March, 1918. PILCKEM ROAD CEMETERY, BOESINGHE, 300 metres North-West of Fusilier Farm, containing the graves of 27 soldiers from the United Kingdom, (18 of the 1st/5th Gordons) who fell in July-August, 1917. ST. JEAN CHURCHYARD, containing the graves of 44 soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell in May-December, 1915. SPREE FARM CEMETERY, LANGEMARCK, 800 metres South-East of St. Julien, containing the graves of 14 soldiers from the United Kingdom and three from New Zealand who fell in August and October, 1917. VANHEULE FARM CEMETERY, LANGEMARCK, 800 metres South-West of St. Julien, containing the graves of 22 soldiers from the United Kingdom and one from New Zealand who fell in August and October, 1917. YORKSHIRE CEMETERY, ZOUAVE VILLA, ST. JEAN, 200 metres East of the Ypres-Pilckem road, containing the graves of 22 men of the 6th King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry who fell in January and February, 1916, and two of the 6th East Yorks who fell in August, 1917. There are now 4,715 commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 3,267 of the burials are unidentified, but special memorials commemorate four casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials record the names of 30 casualties buried in four of the cemeteries removed to New Irish Farm whose graves were destroyed by shell fire. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Census, 1891, 13 Lancaster Street, East Murton, Durham.

Census, 1901, 48 Church Street, Dawdon, Durham.

Occupation: Coal Miner / Horse Driver, 1901.

Census, 1911, Chapel Row, Bedlington, Northumberland.

Occupation: Underground Labourer, 1911.


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Thomas married Sarah Ann GELEAR in Jun 1907 in Morpeth, Northumberland. (Sarah Ann GELEAR was born circa 1889 in Cambois, Northumberland and died in Sep 1915 in Morpeth, Northumberland.)


bullet  Marriage Notes:

Morpeth 10b 786



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