Ernest Bowmer (1898–1974)


Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) 118545 1/5th Battalion

Photo courtesy Janette Pendleton

Samuel or Ernest Bowmer in ww1

Ernest was born in 1898 at Crich. Sometime between 1901 and 1911 he was adopted by William and Lizzie Piggin. He worked as a stone delver in the quarries.
His likely enlistment was in February 1916 [Steve Morse]

Medal Roll Index
Awarded Victory and British War Medals.

1939 Register: Blackwell
Ernest Bowmer b.28 January 1898; colliery hewer, below ground
Dorothy Bradley (Bowmer) b.28 December 1926; school
two closed records

Ernest Bowmer married Rebecca E Street in 1926 March qtr (Mansfield reg district); she died in 1936 June qtr (Mansfield reg district)

Ernest's brothers Harry BOWMER, John BOWMER and Samuel BOWMER are also on the Roll of Honour.


1901: Top of Town, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Bowmer Head 36 Quarry man Crich
Hannah M Bowmer wife 32   Crich
Lizzie Bowmer son 11   Crich
William F. Bowmer son 10   Crich
John Bowmer son 8   Crich
Samuel Bowmer son 6   Crich
Rebecca Bowmer daughter 5   Crich
Harry Bowmer son 4   Crich
Ernest Bowmer son 3   Crich
Frances Bowmer daughter 2   Crich

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1911: Near Church, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Piggin Head 42 Sexton Crich Church Crich
Lizzie Piggin wife 42   Crich
Phoebe Piggin daughter 14 Spinner cotton factory Crich
Lizzie Piggin daughter 9   Crich
Ernest Bowmer adopted son 13 Delver in stone quarry Crich

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