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59935 pte percy bowker 1st/5th northumberland fusiliers help please


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good evening


im trying to find percy's bowkers fathers first name and what happened to him 

percy was born in batley west yorkshire in 1899

his mothers maiden name i think was swallow 

first name alice


many thanks


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1 hour ago, weshallremember said:

his mothers maiden name i think was swallow 

Four pension card records at WFA & Fold 3

Mother was recorded as Mrs Alice Bowker - Remarried = Mrs A Swallow [and a note says Clmt remarried 18.12.20 and a Gratuity of £7.16 on 12.2.21] - which at least seems to corroborate that part of Dewsbury Sacrifices

But not his father I'm afraid.

:-) M

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36 minutes ago, weshallremember said:

so did they divorce

i assume they must have because she re-married

Remember not to ass u me!

Life can get complicated and even messy.

:-) M

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59935 Pte Percy Bowker had originally served with the 3rd Training Reserve Battalion on enlistment and was originally numbered TR/5/4720. From the Training Reserve he was initially posted to the 16th Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers and eventually posted to 'D' Coy, 1/5th Bn, N.F.. I have a home address of 448 Huddersfield Road, Ravensthorpe and as you will already know he was 19yrs of age on his death on the 27th May 1918.

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3 hours ago, weshallremember said:

many thanks for all the help


i guess we will never know if james went to canada 



Just delving a little further, James is not with his wife and family in 1901, Percy and his Mother are living with her parents at 8 Brearley Place, Batley.

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