George Stirling Bowman

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 01.09.1915
  • Place of enlistment: Vernon, British Columbia
  • Service no: 629449
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 47th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 41
  • Date of Death: 11.11.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Vimy Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no:

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 31 May 1875
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Mill Labourer
  • Mother:

    Mary Ann Hogg

  • Father:

    John Guthrie Bowman

  • Siblings:

    Ann, John, Alexander, Cecelia, Susan, Mary

  • Spouse:

    Jessie McIntosh Robertson

  • Children:


    Miss L Bowman, 14 Chapel Place, Montrose

More about George Stirling Bowman

George has no known grave but is remembered on the Vimy Memorial. He would appear to have lied about his age when he enlisted as his attestation papers have his date of birth recorded as 31/05/1880. George also listed his brother John Guthrie Bowman of 9 Elgin St, Fairmuir, Dundee as his next of kin and his sole beneficiary in his will. George was the brother of Cpl Alexander Bowman, 297542, 224th Battalion, Canadian Forestry Corps.

For more information on George, visit George’s Memorial and George’s Service Records and Circumstances of Death Register

Additional Information researched and supplied by Gary Thomson. Photo courtesy of Operation Picture Me.

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