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Sapper Thomas Bowley (71800)

Wireless Training Centre, Worcester, Royal Engineers

Capbadge of the Royal Engineers

Malvern Commemoration: Christchurch

Burial/Commemoration: Great Malvern Cemetery

Nature of Death: Died of sickness at Worcester 27/12/1916

Age: 42

Next of Kin: Son of the late William and Sarah Bowley; husband of the late Mary Ann Bowley (nee Edgington)

The 1901 Census shows Thomas and Mary Bowley living at St Marys, Woodshears Road. Thomas was a jobbing gardener by’ trade and Mary Ann was a domestic cook. They had one daughter, Frances age 6. Also in in the household was Mary’s mother, Elizabeth Edgington and her neice Jenny Adams.

Sapper Bowley outlived his parents and wife. Mary Bowley died in 1912.

Ann Lake 2004

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