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ERNEST HILL THOMAS EDWIN HILL MILITARY HISTORY    

Military History

JOHN BOWERS - GUNNER RFA NO 83948

Date   Details  
20..1915  

John Bowers, aged 19 yeasr and one month joins up - Royal Field Artillary. His address 140 Back Brook Street, Brown Lees, Staffordshire. His occupation was a miner and he was not married. Heis described as 5 feet 4 inches tall

 
       
23.1.1915  

Joins 6th Depot - Glasgow as a driver

 
       
4.2.1915  

RFA 97th Battery

 
       
20.1.1915   Military History Sheet shows him in England for 232 days before leaving for France  
       
9.9.1915   Off to France  
23.10.1917   Wounded GSW - Gun Shot Wound to scalp.  
       
29.10.1917   Admitted to Number 2 Convalescent Depot from 5th General Hospital  
       
9.12.1917   Discharged back to BASE  
       
18.12.1917   Rejoins Unit  
       
6.2.1918   Leave to UK  
       
22.2.1918   Returns to France  
       
11.11.1918   World War One Ends  
       
14.11.1918   Leave to UK via Bologne  
       
28.11.1918   Returns to France  
       
16.12.1918   Now 26th Army Brigade as a driver. Signs his medical form as suffering from no disability from his service in the Army.  
       
21.12.1918   Posted to Shorncliffe, Kent - Discharge Centre for release from service. Embarked on Steam Ship LYDIA  
   

 

 
26.12.1918   26 Disposal centre Shorncliffe,Kent  
   
 
18.1.1919   Demob  
   

 

 
1920   He marries and moves to Dinnington - I think he marries Minnie Parkinson ?  
       

Useful Links

www.fourteeneighteen.co.uk

www.1914-1918.net/grandad/grandad.htm

 

 

 

   

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I found some useful information on Staffordshire BMD Census 1851 to 1911

 
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