Third Engineer, John William Bowman, Mercantile Marine

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Reference WMO/276394


St. Thomas of Canterbury Churchyard

Church Street




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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Addition to Gravestone
  • Stone Limestone
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Standing in the churchyard to the north of the church. Addition to the gravestone of Susan Bowman, also commemorating her grandson, John W. Bowman, who was lost at sea in October, 1917.
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In/ loving memory of/ Susan Bowman,/ Died Nov. 9. 1906./ Aged 75 years./ ______ Come unto me all ye that labour and/ are heavy laden and I will give you rest./ ______ Also John W. Bowman, E.R.A./ Grandson of the above/ and son of J. W. & E. Bowman,/ Born Sep. 9. 1893,/ Lost at sea by enemy action Oct. 1917./ ______ We cannot Lord thy purpose see/ But all is well that's done for thee./ ______ Also of the above/ J. W. Bowman,/ Died Jan. 28. 1929,/ Aged 63 years./ ______ Also of the above/ Emla Bowman,/ Died Dec. 15. 1943,/ Aged 78 years./ ______ Reunited

John W. Bowman

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