See also

William Henry Bowtle (1895-1918)

Individual Events and Attributes

  • Executive Summary:

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  • 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:

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  • 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

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  • son of Basil Bowtle (baker) and Helen Caroline of Wethersfield

  • Census:

  • 31 Mar 1901 (age 5)

  • Silver Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England6

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  • a son living with his parents and three siblings. Born in Wethersfield Essex

  • Census:

  • 2 Apr 1911 (age 14)

  • Wethersfield, Essex, England7

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  • 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

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  • was a private 26282 in the Norfolk Regiment then a private 40567 in the 4th Battailion Bedfordshire Regiment

  • Death:

  • 25 Mar 1918 (age 22)

  • Pas-de-Calais, France9,10,11

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  • killed in action during 4th Battle of Arras, his body was never found

  • War Memorial:

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  • Necropole Nationale, Notre Dame De Lorette, Pas-de-Calais, France12

  • War Memorial:

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  • St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England13,14

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  • a private in the Bedfordshire Regiment

  • War Memorial:

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  • The United Reform Church, Wethersfield, Essex, England13

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  • as a private in the Bedfordshire Regiment

  • War Memorial:

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  • Arras Memorial Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Boulevard du General de Gaulle, Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France9

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  • bay 5 private 40567 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment

  • Medals:

  • 1919 (app)15

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  • the Victory and British medals

Sources

1.

England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2019, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1896 quarter:1 volume:4a page:679.

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.

5.

Helen Caroline Oakley, Birthday Book of Helen Caroline Oakley dated 17th June 1886 Wethersfield. Family Archive, Held by David and Sue Wilkinson.

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Census 1901, (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk and www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG13 piece:1722 folio:48 page:7.

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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.

Commonwealth War Grave Commission, ( on-line at www.cwgc.org). bay 5 private 40567 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Cit. Date: 11 December 1997.

10.

Wethersfield, St. Mary Magdalene, Roll of Honour.

11.

Ancestry UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk).

12.

Mel Brice personal communication. see photographs in personal file. Cit. Date: 14 April 2018.

13.

Essex Family History Society - Memorial Inscriptions. North West Essex volume:2.

14.

War memorial. St. Mary Magdalene Wethersfield - see photo.

15.

Ancestry British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards 1914-1920, ( on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk).