William Ernest Bowmer (1895–1970)

Acting Corporal

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; he was born in September 1895. Ernie worked at the wire works.
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).

Medal Index Card
Bowmer William E awarded Victory and British War medals
Class Z; A.R. 18/10/19

1939 Register: Jesamine Cottage, Crich
William E Bowmer b.25 September 1895; Chief Clerk Wire Manufacturer
Amy Bowmer b.9 February 1997

CENSUS INFORMATION

1901: Whatstandwell

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
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

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
John Bowmer Head 44 Postman Crich
Annie Rebecca Bowmer wife 39   Crich
William Ernest Bowmer son 15 Wireworks Crich
John James Bowmer son 13   Crich

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