See also

Leonard George Bowtle (1914-1943)

Name: Leonard George Bowtle1,2
Sex: Male
Father: Basil Benjamin Bowtle (1875-1970?)
Mother: Ethel Emily Rogers (1883-1976?)

Individual Events and Attributes

Occupation costs clerk3
Birth 31 May 1914 Chelmsford, Essex, England1,2,4,5
1939 census and PoW record say born on 31st May 1914, birthday book says 24th March 1914
Census 29 Sep 1939 (age 25) 9 Christy Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex, England5
an unmarried costs clerk living with his parents. Born on 31st May 1914
Prisoner of War 1942 (age 27-28) Singapore3
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 Mar 1943 (age 27) Burma Railway, Burma1,6,7,8,9
aged 29, Private S/13033843 Royal Army Service Corps
War Memorial Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand9
private S/13033843 Royal Army Service Corps son of Basil Benjamin and Ethel Emily Bowtle, of Chelmsford, Essex


1"Geoff Bowtle personal communication". letter.
2"England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2005" (on-line at, and Chelmsford 1914 quarter:2 volume:4a page:1327.
Text From Source: mother's maiden name Rogers
3"FindMyPast Prisoners of War 1715-1945 Transcription" (on-line at Text From Source: born 31st May 1914
4Helen Caroline Oakley, "Birthday Book of Helen Caroline Oakley dated 17th June 1886 Wethersfield".
Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.
5"1939 UK Register" (on-line at class:RG101 piece:1492E page:13 line:3 letter code:DBPI.
6"England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2007" (on-line at, and Army Deaths 1943 volume:12 page:35.
7"Andrew Bowtle personal communication". visit to Harold.
8"Ancestry UK Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945" (on-line at
9"FindMyPast Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt Of Honour Transcription" (on-line at grave ref:12.D.12.
Text From Source: born 1916