Kenneth John Bowler

Memorial: Hanham - High Street

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Medals: 1914–15 Star, War Medal 1939–1945

Rank and number: Sergeant 1315079

Parents: William and Mary Bowler

Marital status: Single

Home address: 2 Kings Avenue, Hanham, Bristol

Date of birth: 1923

Date of death: 17/12/1942

Buried/Commemorated at: Victoria (Royal Oak) Burial Park (Section D. Plot 20, Grave 16.), British Columbia, Canada

Age: 19

Further information:

Kenneth died during a training flight in Canada

Unknown pre-war occupation, but his hobbies were fishing, football and cricket. He also played snooker in a club next door to the Maypole in Hanham which, at that time, was one of the top snooker clubs in Hanham

By kind permission, this information is based on the following source(s):

1) Booklet ‘Not just a name on a stone’ published Hanham Local History Society.
2) Thanks to Mr Roy Crew and Mrs Mary Antill of Hanham Local History Society.
3) Researcher: Jo Hurst, volunteer for South Gloucestershire in the Second World War Project
4) Forces War Records