|Royal Munster Fusiliers||G/833||1/G Battalion|
On the original Roll of Honour was recorded Ernest Bowmer. After much research it is thought that it was William Ernest Bowmer who was known as Ernie rather than William. Ernie worked at the wire works. He was born and raised at Crich Carr. His father was the Whatstandwell sub-postmaster from 1893–1935 and also the local postman for many years. During the war, Ernest served with the Royal Munster Fusiliers and was demobbed in Oct 1919. In 1922 he returned to Crich Carr and married Amy Mason (sister of the four Mason brothers on the Roll). He spent his working life as a clerk at Ambergate wireworks and in later years relocated to the Common, Crich.
It is unknown whether his younger brother John James Bowmer served during the war. Like his brother he was known by his middle name – James (Jim).
Medal Index Record
Bowmer William E awarded Victory and British War medals
Class Z; A.R. 18/10/19
|John||Bowmer||Head||33||Sub post master||Crich Carr|
|Annie R||Bowmer||wife||29||Crich Carr|
|William E||Bowmer||son||5||Crich Carr|
|John J||Bowmer||son||3||Crich Carr|
RG13 piece 3231 folio 52 page 24
1911: Post Office, Whatstandwell
RG14PN20985 RG78PN1251 RD436 SD4 ED14 SN25
1939 Register: Jesamine Cottage, Crich
William E Bowmer b.25 September 1895; Chief Clerk Wire Manufacturer
Amy Bowmer b.9 February 1997