Alexander Bowman

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 24.03.1916
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 297542
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Canadian Forestry Corps
  • Unit/Ship: 224th Battalion

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 29.12.1872
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: Amprior Camp, Renfrew County, Ontario
  • Occupation: Grocer/Bushman
  • Mother:

    Mary Ann Hogg

  • Father:

    John Guthrie Bowman

  • Siblings:

    George, John, Susan, Mary Ann & Celia,

  • Spouse:

    Beatrice Bowman

  • Children:

    3 Children

  • Age at Death: 62
  • Date of Death: 16.02.1935
  • Place of Death: Canada
  • Burial Country: Canada
  • Cemetery: Kirkland Lake Cemetery, Kirkland Lake, Ontario

More about Alexander Bowman

For more information on Alex, visit his Service Record

Alex was the brother of Pte George Stirling Bowman, 629449, 47th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, who was killed in action, 11.11.1916.

Alexander Hogg Bowman, son of John Guthrie Bowman and Mary Ann Hogg. Married Beatrice P. Hamilton (1904-1996), on January 11, 1923, in Cobalt.

Alexander grew up in Dundee, Scotland, where at the age of 22, he enlisted in the Black Watch, Royal Highlanders Regiment, on September 14, 1895, in Edinburgh. Member of the 2nd Battalion, Black Watch, Royal Highlanders from 1895 to 1897, and the 1st Battalion, Black Watch, Royal Highlanders, serving overseas in India 1897-1898. Appointed Lance Corporal of the 1st Battalion, Royal Highlanders on May 23, 1898.

Sandy transferred to the 18th Hussars, Regiment of Light, cavalry unit, on October 1, 1898. Alexander was a member of the B. Squadron, serving under S. S. M. Winter during the Boer War from October 1899 to 31st May 1902. He was awarded the Queens Medal with clasps for Belfast, Orange Free State, and Talana; and the Kings Medal with clasps for the Defence of Ladysmith, and Laing’s Nek. Alexander transferred to the Canada-Northern Command, July 27, 1905; and was discharged September 13, 1907. During World War 1, Sandy served as a Sergeant in the 224th Canadian Forestry Battalion, C. E. F., stationed in England and France, from March 24, 1916-March 1919.

Employed in the stores department of the Teck Hughes Mine for seven years.

At the time of his death he was survived by his wife Beatrice, three children; brother, John G. Bowman, of Kansas City; and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Kidd (Susan), Mrs. Robert Davie Smith (Mary Ann), and Mrs. William J. Gill,(Cecilia), all of East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio, United States.

Alexander was a member of the Great War Veterans Association; and later the Canadian Legion, and a Freemason of Doric Lodge No. 623, Kirkland Lake.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and kindly supplied by Barbara Lewellen,

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