Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Bowie, John

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Special Brigade, Royal Engineers

Biography: Son of John Bowie, labourer ; born Aberdeen, 1 April 1895 ; educated Gordon's College ; student in Arts, 1913-15 ; in Science, 1914-15. Bowie enlisted in the R.G.A. (T.F.), Aberdeen, on 16 November 1914, and after doing garrison duty in this country for some months, was transferred to the 1st Battalion Special Brigade, R.E., where his scientific training stood him in good stead. He died of wounds received in action near Albert on 27 June 1916. At the University he is remembered as a keen "soccer" player, while his unfailing good humour gained him universal popularity.

Date of Death: 27 June 1916

Burial Details: Buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Méricourt-l'Abbé, Plot 1, Row F, Grave 6.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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