THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


Service Record Notes

BOWMAN, WALTER EDWARD

brother of Arthur

Short Service.
Attestation of
No. 22536 Walter Edward Bowman Corps Suffolk Regt.
Address 6, East Street, Tower Hamlets Dover.
Age 21 years 117 days. (looks much younger)
Trade Labourer.
Next of kin Arthur Bowman, 6, East Street, Tower Hamlets, Dover.
Relationship Father.
Did not serve abroad.
Discharged, considered unfit for service.
Station Bury St. Edmunds Discharged 16th December 1915.
 
Mr W. E. Bowman.
115, Clarendon Street,
Dover.
13/1/17.
Sir,
I am writing to you reference to my war service badge being as I think I am entitled to one, I served with the Suffolk Rgt. Bantam Battn. from the 1st November 1915 until the Jan the eighth 1916, completing in all 188 days with the Colours.
Sir,
I beg to remain your obedient servant,
Walter E. Bowman.
 
Jan 21st 1917,
Sir,
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 13th inst. and to acquaint you in reply that I regret  that your discharge was not occasioned by age or physical infirmity arising from wounds or sickness caused by Military Service since the 4th August 1914, you are ineligible for the grant of the Silver War badge.
I am,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,
----- --- Captain.

 


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