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; he was born in September 1895. Ernie worked at the wire works – he was listed on the 1939 register as William E Bowmer, Chief Clerk Wire Manufacturer living at Jesamine Cottage.
William Ernest Bowmer married Amy Mason (sister of the four Mason brothers on the Roll) in 1922. He passed away in 1970 whilst living on Crich Common.
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).
|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|
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1911: Post Office, Whatstandwell
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