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Bowen, Eynon George Arthur (1893-1916)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: Eynon George Arthur Bowen, born 19 August 1893, son of Lieutenant Eynon George Rice Bowen (Army Service Corps Remounts Section) of Troedyraur, Newcastle Emlyn, Cardiganshire (formerly of Southbourne, Christchurch, Dorset), and of Georgina Catherine Bowen of Harcombes, Hambrook, Bristol.

 

Attended Braidlea, Stoke Bishop Preparatory School, Bristol.

 

Attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) September 1907-December 1911; Scholar; 6th form.

 

Attended Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, January 1912; gazetted Second Lieutenant into the Royal Garrison Artillery in December 1913.

 

WW1, Lieutenant in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. On coast defence at outbreak of war; went to Flanders with 71st Heavy Battery in June 1915; in August 1916 became an observer in No.6 Squadron, RFC. He passed as a pilot in May 1916 and joined 22nd Squadron at the front. Died on 8 September 1916 fighting in the air, between Thilloy and Le Barque.

 

Commemorated at:

Arras Flying Services Memorial www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/741632/BOWEN,%20EYNON...

 

Nevern War Memorial plaque in the parish church of Nevern, Pembrokeshire.

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; Abbeylands roll of honour.

 

His commanding officer wrote: 'He was a very valuable officer, both on account of his extensive knowledge of flying and also the manner in which he always performed his duties. He was an officer in whom I had complete confidence, and I feel his going very much.'

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