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Bowen, B., Pte., 1920

Photo: Brian Pirrie

In St. Paul's Churchyard is the Commonwealth War Grave of :

26352 Private
B. Bowen
Northumberland Fusiliers
9th June 1920 Age 40.

Gone but not forgotten.

William Kirby has submitted the following:-

Benjamin was the son of John and Sarah Jane Bowen. He was born in Staffordshire in 1880.

In 1901 the family were living at 6 Edward Street, West Pelton. His father, Benjamin, brothers Samuel and James and cousin Stephen Bradley were all working at the local coal mine.

Benjamin married Elizabeth Ann Hodgson in 1903 in the Chester-le-Street Registration district.

In 1911 Benjamin and Elizabeth Ann were living at Gray's Buildings, Beamish. Their four children had all died.

Benjamin joined the Northumberland Fusiliers and died at Wharncliffe War Hospital, Wortley, Yorkshire on the 9th June 1920. By this time Elizabeth had moved to Station Road Beamish.

Recipient of the British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Elizabeth Ann was still living at Station Road Beamish in 1939 and died in 1966.

Benjamin Bowen is remembered at West Pelton on W112.01

The CWGC entry for Private Bowen

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk