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One name i have been given for my research is

Signalman EDWARD BOWEN

230362, (RFR/PO/B/2774). H.M.S. "Good Hope.", Royal Navy

who died age 31 on 01 November 1914

Husband of Ellen Thompson (formerly Bowen), of 76, St. Chads Avenue, North End, Portsmouth. Native of Swindon.

Remembered with honour

PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

His link with Purton is that his father lived there at some time, Edward lived in swindon prior to moving to portsmouth, to be included on my extras list i am trying to see if his father lived in the village during or just after the war, any chance someone can look on the 1901 to see if the Bowen family were residents of Purton then.

Edward died aged 31 on 1st November 1914, as yet i have no name for his father

Best regards

Bob

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The nearest I've found is as follows:

(name) Edward Bowen

(parents) John,Esther

(born) abt 1887 in Holland

(residing in 1901) Swindon, Wiltshire

Also this:

(name) Edward E Bowen

(parents) Edward J, Lucy

(born) abt 1883 Southampton, Hampshire, England

(residing in 1901) Knutsford, Cheshire

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Pighills

Just dug out the Parish register detail 1914 & there is a THOMAS BOWDEN living in a dwelling , Pavenhill Purton. ?????? unfortunately there are no other family details to be given.

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Bob

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The image if you want/need it:

edwardbowen.jpg

If you think you might want/need the other image just shout, or indeed anyone else passing is welcome to post it if they see your response before I do.

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Many thanks for your time.

May have to dig the records a bit closer at the historical centre to try & get some more on this lad

Best regards

Bob

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Bob

Could this be his Service Record on NA website?...

Name Bowen, Edward

Official Number: 230362

Place of Birth: Lambeth, London

Date 03 August 1886

Catalogue reference ADM 188/407

Link to it is Here

I don't know what details it holds but it may give you next-of-kin details, an address etc.

Hope this helps.

Steve

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