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S/20303   Private Andrew Bowman
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 12/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders (British Army)
Died: 04/05/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 19
Andrew Bowman was the son of Joseph and Bessie Bowman. He was born about 1899 in Dalmuir, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Andrew’s parents moved to Drumrainey, Magherafelt. Private Andrew Bowman was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders when he died on 4th May 1918. He was 19 years old. Andrew’s older brother Joseph also died in the war. He too served with the Gordon Highlanders.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Le Vertannoy British Cemetery
  Bethune, Pas de Calais, 4
Grave Ref: Grave A-26
CWGC Casualty 247605
Le Vertannoy is a hamlet nearly 1 kilometre west of the village of Hinges, which is a small village 2 kilometres north west of the town of Bethune in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais. From the church in Hinges head north-west towards Gonnehem and after 500 metres turn left. The cemetery is approximately 200 metres on the left.
References and Links
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1 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
2 Private Joseph Bowman Brother of Private Andrew Bowman
3 Scotland's People website Last Will and Testament can be purchased here
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Andrew Bowman's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023