Lance Corporal Arthur Bowry

Date of Birth c. 1894
Age at Death 23
Date of Death 7 June 1917
Service Number 25452
Military Service 12th Battalion East Surrey Regiment
Merton Address
Local Memorial Rutlish School, Merton

Additional Information

Arthur Bowry was born in the first quarter of 1894; his parents Clement and Alice were living at 4 Market Place in New Malden Surrey.

The 1901 Census reveals 47 year old Clement who was born at Cheam in Surrey was a master dairyman, working on his own account. His 36 year old wife had been born in Shepherd’s Bush, London. At that time the couple, had 5 children and 7 year old Arthur was the third son.

The 1911 Census reveals the family still resided at 4 Market Place in New Malden, Clement and Alice had by then been married for 20 years with their 4 children still living at home with Clements’s sister, 57 year old Eliza living with the family. Eliza was employed as a domestic cook.
17 year old Arthur Bowry, according to the 1911 Census was employed as a clerk by an estate agent.

Arthur Bowry’s service record is not available, but he enlisted at Clapham in Surrey and at the time of his death was a lance corporal in 12th Bn East surrey Regiment and was killed in action at the assault on Damistrasse June 7th 1917. He is buried at Bus House cemetery, Voormezeele.

History Information
This cemetery stands behind a farm-house that was called "Bus House" by the troops during the First World War. It was made in June-November 1917, but one grave of January 1915 was brought in during the war, and four more were added in April 1918.


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