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Family of Basil Benjamin Bowtle and Ethel Emily Rogers

Husband: Basil Benjamin Bowtle (1875-1970?)
Wife: Ethel Emily Rogers (1883-1976?)
Children: Basil Harry Bowtle (1904-1967)
Dorothy Ethel Bowtle (1906-1929)
Elsie Florence Bowtle (1908-1995)
Leonard George Bowtle (1914-1943)
Phyllis Bowtle (1916-1918)
Marriage December 1903 (approx.) Suffolk, England1,2

Husband: Basil Benjamin Bowtle

Name: Basil Benjamin Bowtle3
Sex: Male
Father: James Bowtle (b.1839, bur.1903)
Mother: Hannah Elizabeth Potter (1839?-1885)
Occupation a bricklayers labourer, postman, soldier and a warehouseman4,5,6,7
Birth 3 June 1875 Great Bardfield, Essex, England3,6,7,8
Baptism 23 July 1875 (age 0) St. Mary the Virgin Church, Great Bardfield, Essex, England9,10
Census 1881 (age 5-6) High Street, Great Bardfield, Essex, England11
aged 5, attending school born Gt. bardfield, living with parents.
Census 1891 (age 15-16) High Street, Great Bardfield, Essex, England12
aged 14, Bricklayers Labourer, born Gt. Bardfield, living with father.
Military Beginning 9 February 1893 (age 17) Warley, Essex, England8
signing on for the Essex Regiment either 7 years with the Colours or 5 years in the Reserve as No 3793 aged 18 years 7 months, 5' 67/8" tall, weighed 135lbs, chest 33 1/2 - 36", ruddy freckled complexion, haxel eyes, red hair and CoE
Military Service 2 October 1894 (age 19) -; India
arrived in India, see page 12 for list of diseases which included influenza, herpes, gonorrhea and syphilis
Wounded March 1900 (age 24) Driefontein, South Africa13
a Corporal in the 1st Essex Regiment, son of Mr James Bowtle builder of Great Bardfield
Census 2 April 1911 (age 36) The Barracks, Great Warley, Essex, England6
a married Colour Sergeant in the 3rd Essex Regiment, born in Great Bardfield Essex
Military Service 1 October 1914 (age 39) -; Chelmsford, Essex, England5,14
transferred from the Reserve to the Regular Army, a postman aged 40 years 4 months, from 2/5th Essex Regt to 66th Prov Battn (TF) 16th btn Essex Reg as 375088 then 2/6th (cyclist) Bn Essex Regt. Appointed a Seargent
Military Service 28 October 1914 (age 39) -14
appointed acting colour sergeant
Employment 1914 (age 38-39) Chelmsford, Essex, England15
was appointed a postman (R) No 251052
Military Service 27 February 1915 (age 39) -14
appointed CSM (company sergeant major)
Military Service 19 October 1915 (age 40) -14
appointed acting RSM (regimental sergeant major)
Hospital from 6 February 1917 to 8 February 1917 (age 41) Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot, Hampshire, England16
sprained wrist and fract rad (fractured radius), slipped up and fell on ice on hand ......"on duty" "not to blame". No 2554 RSM fell on 5th February 1917 at Talawera Barracks Aldershot whilst paying final visit to Barrack Rooms after 10pm staff parade and he was in no way to blame
Military Service from 19 November 1917 to 21 November 1917 (age 42) -; Southern Army Infantry School, Thorndon Hall, Brentwood, Essex, England17
375088 CSM Bowtle of 2/8 Essex Cyclists attended a course and obtained a good report
Military Ending 6 April 1919 (age 43)18
next of kin Mrs E E Bowtle 48 Mildonay Road Chelmsford and no record of any adverse conduct
Census 29 September 1939 (age 64) 9 Christy Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex, England7
a married printers warehouseman living with his wife and son Leonard, born on 3rd June 1875
Miscellaneous 22 May 1949 Colchester, Essex, England19
marched with 300 others from the drill hall to St. Peters church in a post-war reunion of the 5th Essex Regiment Old Comrades' Association. He had completed his military service in Ireland in 1919 as a colour sergeant
Death August 1970 (approx.) (age 95) Chelmsford, Essex, England1,20

Wife: Ethel Emily Rogers

Name: Ethel Emily Rogers
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 30 April 1883 Framsden, Suffolk, England6,7
Census 2 April 1911 (age 27) The Barracks, Great Warley, Essex, England6
married wife living with three children, born in Framsden Suffolk. Married for seven years with three children all of whom are still living
Census 29 September 1939 (age 56) 9 Christy Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex, England7
married doing unpaid domestic duties and living with her husband and son Leonard, born on 30th April 1883
Death December 1976 (approx.) (age 93) Braintree, Essex, England21

Child 1: Basil Harry Bowtle

Name: Basil Harry Bowtle1,22
Sex: Male
Spouse: Eva Annie Joyce (1904-2003)
Occupation heavy electrical switch gear charge hand23
Birth 27 July 1904 Long Melford, Suffolk, England1,6,22,23
Census 2 April 1911 (age 6) The Barracks, Great Warley, Essex, England6
son living with his mother and two siblings, born in Long Melford Suffolk
Census 29 September 1939 (age 35) 2 Christy Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex, England23
a married heavy electrical switchgear charge hand (erector fitter?) living with his wife, daughter and a closed record (presumably daughter Marion), born on 27th July 1904
Death Q2 1967 (age 62) Chelmsford, Essex, England1,24

Child 2: Dorothy Ethel Bowtle

Name: Dorothy Ethel Bowtle1,25
Sex: Female
Birth Q3 1906 Warley, Essex, England1,6,25
Census 2 April 1911 (age 5) The Barracks, Great Warley, Essex, England6
daughter living with her mother and two siblings, born in Warley Essex
Death Q4 1929 (age 23) Chelmsford "Registration District", Essex, England1,26

Child 3: Elsie Florence Bowtle

Name: Elsie Florence Bowtle27
Sex: Female
Spouse: George Victor Ringer (1907-1984)
Birth 27 March 1908 Warley, Essex, England6,27,28,29
Census 2 April 1911 (age 3) The Barracks, Great Warley, Essex, England6
daughter living with mother and two siblings, born in Warley Essex
Census 29 September 1939 (age 31) 10 Seventh Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex, England28
married doing unpaid domestic duties and living with her husband, born on 27th March 1908
Death March 1995 (age 86-87) Chelmsford "Registration District", Essex, England29,30

Child 4: Leonard George Bowtle

Name: Leonard George Bowtle1,31
Sex: Male
Occupation costs clerk32
Birth 31 May 1914 Chelmsford, Essex, England1,7,31,33
1939 census and PoW record say born on 31st May 1914, birthday book says 24th March 1914
Census 29 September 1939 (age 25) 9 Christy Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex, England7
an unmarried costs clerk living with his parents, born on 31st May 1914
Prisoner of War 1942 (age 27-28) Singapore32
private S/13033843 29 CMTD RASC of 48 Mildmay Road Chelmsford. Son of Basil Benjamin and Ethel Emil Bowtle of 9 Chrisy Avenue Chelmsford who was a costs clerk prior to enlistment
Death 1 March 1943 (age 27) Burma Railway, Burma1,34,35,36,37
aged 29, Private S/13033843 Royal Army Service Corps
War Memorial Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand37
private S/13033843 Royal Army Service Corps son of Basil Benjamin and Ethel Emily Bowtle, of Chelmsford, Essex

Child 5: Phyllis Bowtle

Name: Phyllis Bowtle1,38
Sex: Female
Birth Q3 1916 Chelmsford "Registration District", Essex, England1,39
Death Q1 1918 (age 1) Chelmsford "Registration District", Essex, England1,38

Note on Child 3: Elsie Florence Bowtle

There were no children within this marriage

Sources

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Text From Source: mother's maiden name Rogers
23"1939 UK Register" (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG101 piece:1492E page:12 line:34 letter code:DBPI.
24"England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2007" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Chelmsford 1967 quarter:2 volume:4a page:495.
Text From Source: aged 62
25"England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2005" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Billericay 1906 quarter:3 volume:4a page:667.
Text From Source: mother's maiden name Rogers
26"England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2007" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Chelmsford 1929 quarter:4 volume:4a page:601.
Text From Source: aged 23
27"England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2005" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Billericay Jun 1908 4a 688.
28"1939 UK Register" (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG101 piece:1496E page:9 line:29 letter code:DBQJ.
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Text From Source: born 27th March 1908
30"Evelyn Bashford personal communication". letter to Geoff Bowtle.
bef 18 Apr 2000
31"England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2005" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Chelmsford 1914 quarter:2 volume:4a page:1327.
Text From Source: mother's maiden name Rogers
32"FindMyPast Prisoners of War 1715-1945 Transcription" (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). Text From Source: born 31st May 1914
33Helen Caroline Oakley, "Birthday Book of Helen Caroline Oakley dated 17th June 1886 Wethersfield".
34"England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2007" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Army Deaths 1943 volume:12 page:35.
35"Andrew Bowtle personal communication". visit to Harold.
36"Ancestry UK Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk).
37"FindMyPast Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt Of Honour Transcription" (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). grave ref:12.D.12.
Text From Source: born 1916
38"England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2007" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Chelmsford 1918 quarter:1 volume:4a page:733.
Text From Source: aged 1
39"England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2005" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Chelmsford 1916 quarter:3 volume:4a page:1249.
Text From Source: mother's maiden name Rogers