Evan Bowen

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Royal Berkshire Regiment

Medals: 1914–15 Star, British War Medal, Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 1914 - 1921, Silver War Badge, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 60060

Parents: Charles and Susan Bowen

Home address: 24 Victoria Park, Kingswood, Bristol

Pre-war occupation: Bootmaker

Date of birth: 1890

Place of birth: Pualton, Somerset

Date of death: 20/05/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Buried at St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. Not commemorated on a local memorial.

Age: 27

Further information:

Evan was born in Paulton in Somerset, the son of a bootmaker and the middle brother of three, all of whom worked in the boot industry like their father.

Evan enlisted in December 1915, originally with the Royal Fusiliers London Regiment (31052) subsequently transferring to the 101st Company, Labour Corps, Duke of Cornwall's Royal Berkshire Regiment. Evan was posted to France in March 1916 and was injured on 13/05/1918 as a result of inhalation of poison gas from a shell. He died a week later from its effects, in a military hospital in Rouen and was buried in the city cemetery extension.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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Some information provided by Kingswood Heritage Museum