31 May 1914
1939 census and PoW record say born on 31st May 1914, birthday book says 24th March 1914
29 Sep 1939 (age 25)
9 Christy Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex, England3
an unmarried costs clerk living with his parents Basil and Ethel. Born on 31st May 1914
Prisoner of War:
1942 (age 27-28)
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
1 Mar 1943 (age 27)
Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand9
private S/13033843 serving in the Royal Army Service Corps died 1st March 1943, son of Basil Benjamin and Ethel Emily Bowtle of Chelmsford Essex
Geoff Bowtle personal communication. letter.
England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Chelmsford 1914 quarter:2 volume:4a page:1327. Cit. Date: 30 June 2018.
1939 UK Register, (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG101 piece:1492E page:13 line:3 letter code:DBPI. Cit. Date: 30 June 2018.
FindMyPast Prisoners of War 1715-1945 Transcription, (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). Cit. Date: 30 June 2018.
Helen Caroline Oakley, Birthday Book of Helen Caroline Oakley dated 17th June 1886 Wethersfield. Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.
England and Wales Death Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Army Deaths 1943 volume:12 page:35.
Andrew Bowtle personal communication. visit to Harold. Cit. Date: 5 May 2003.
Ancestry UK Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk).
Commonwealth War Grave Commission, ( on-line at www.cwgc.org). Thailand Chungkai War cemetery grave ref:12.D.12. Cit. Date: 30 June 2018.