See also

Leonard George Bowtle (1914-1943)

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 29)

  • Burma Railway, Burma1,6,7,8,9

  •  

  • 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

Sources

1.

Geoff Bowtle personal communication. letter.

2.

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.

3.

FindMyPast Prisoners of War 1715-1945 Transcription, (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). Cit. Date: 30 June 2018.

4.

Helen 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 www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG101 piece:1492E page:13 line:3 letter code:DBPI. Cit. Date: 30 June 2018.

6.

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.

7.

Andrew Bowtle personal communication. visit to Harold. Cit. Date: 5 May 2003.

8.

Ancestry UK Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk).

9.

FindMyPast Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt Of Honour Transcription, (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). grave ref:12.D.12. Cit. Date: 30 June 2018.