Service No: 5690
Date of Death: 02/12/1917
Theatre of Death: F&F
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry (17th Bn.)
Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Mary Bowman of 22 Harriet Street, Rutherglen.
Rutherglen Lore information: Son of Mrs. Bowman, 22 Harriet Street, Rutherglen.
Soldier’s Effects information: Mother Mary Bowman then later sister Mrs Lily Bales.
WW1 Pension Records information: Enlisted on 2nd September 1914 joined Royal Field Artillery. Service No. 6241. Was discharged as no longer fit for war service on 29th October 1914 due to chronic blepharitis, recurrent conjunctivitis – old opacity left cornea.
1901 census information:
Address: 10 Wallace Street, Rutherglen.
Father: John (48) cotton yarn warper, born about 1854 in Paisley.
Mother: Mary (47) born about 1865 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Ann (22) cotton yarn winder, born about 1870 in Rutherglen.
Brother: John (20) wood sawyer, born about 1881 in Rutherglen.
Brother: James (16) paper mill worker, born about 1885 in Rutherglen.
Self: William (14) wire winder, born about 1887 in Rutherglen.
Sister: Lily (11) born about 1890 in Rutherglen.
Brother: Rodger (4) born about 1899 in Rutherglen.