See also

William Henry Bowtle (1895-1918)

Name: William Henry Bowtle1,2,3
Sex: Male
Father: Basil Bowtle (1857-1921)
Mother: Helen Caroline Oakley (1866-1949?)

Individual Events and Attributes

Executive Summary
was going to run the family business of bakers and millers with his brother Sidney. As they both died there was no one to carry on after the death of their father in 1921
Occupation working in his father's bakery business before serving in the army in WWI3,4
Birth 7 Dec 1895 Wethersfield, Essex, England1,5,6,7
Baptism 6 Jan 1896 (age 0) St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England8
son of Basil Bowtle (baker) and Helen Caroline of Wethersfield
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 5) Silver Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England6
a son living with his parents and three siblings, born in Wethersfield Essex
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 14) Wethersfield, Essex, England7
unmarried son working in the family business and living in eight rooms with his parents and six siblings, born in Wethersfield Essex
Military Service btw 1914 and 1918 (age 18-23) -9,10,11,12
was a private 26282 in the Norfolk Regiment then a private 40567 in the 4th Battailion Bedfordshire Regiment
Death 25 Mar 1918 (age 22) Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France10,13,14
killed in action during 4th Battle of Arras, his body was never found
War Memorial Necropole Nationale, Notre Dame De Lorette, Pas-de-Calais, France15
War Memorial St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England16,17
a private in the Bedfordshire Regiment
War Memorial The United Reform Church, Wethersfield, Essex, England16
as a private in the Bedfordshire Regiment
War Memorial Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France14
bay 5 private 40567 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment
Medals 1919 (app)12
the Victory and British medals

Sources

1"England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2005" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1896 quarter:1 volume:4a page:679.
Text From Source: mother's maiden name Oakley
2"Seax - Essex Record Office Parish Records" (on-line at www.essexcc.gov.uk). Wethersfield St. Mary Magdalene Baptisms 1858-1981 ref:D/P 119/1/11 image:53.
3"Census 1911" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk).
4"Commonwealth War Grave Commission" (on-line at www.cwgc.org). letter dated 11December 1997.
5Helen Caroline Oakley, "Birthday Book of Helen Caroline Oakley dated 17th June 1886 Wethersfield".
Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.
6"Census 1901" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG13 piece:1722 folio:48 page:7.
7"Census 1911" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG14 piece:10392 class:RG78 piece:550 registration district:201 sub district:1 enum district:4 schedule:90.
8"Seax - Essex Record Office Parish Records" (on-line at www.essexcc.gov.uk). Wethersfield St. Mary Magdalene baptisms 1858-1981 ref:D/P 119/1/11 image:53.
9"Ancestry British Army WWI Service Records 1914-1920" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk).
10"Ancestry UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk).
11"Commonwealth War Grave Commission" (on-line at www.cwgc.org). Text From Source: bay 5 private 40567 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment
12"Ancestry British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards 1914-1920" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk).
13"Wethersfield, St. Mary Magdalene, Roll of Honour".
14"Commonwealth War Grave Commission" (on-line at www.cwgc.org). letter.
Text From Source: bay 5 private 40567 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment
15"Mel Brice personal communication". see photographs in personal file.
16"Essex Family History Society - Memorial Inscriptions". North West Essex Vol:2.
17"War memorial". St. Mary Magdalene Wethersfield - see photo.