Charles Adderley

Randall Arthur Alcock

George Henry Allsopp

William Allwood

George Herbert Alton

Thomas Alton

Stephen Annable

Harold Arnold

Arthur Ashton

David Johnson Barber

Thomas William Barker

Raymond Theodore Frederick Barnett M.B.E, R.A.M.C.

John Bates

Samuel Wood Bath

George Edward Belfield

Samuel Arthur Belfield

Allan Bembridge

Arthur Bembridge

John Bembridge

Albert Beresford

George Alexander Berkin

Harry Birkin (Berkin)

William Blackham

James Puttock Blagg

Charles Frederick Bloor

Albert Blount

James William Blount

William Bond

Charlie Boot

Ernest Boot

William Herbert Boot

William James Booth

Samuel Bower

Fred Bowler M.M.

George Bowmer

William Brailsford

Charles Reginald Brandreth

John George Brentnall

George Brown

David John Burbridge

George Burdett

Arthur Butler

John Butler

Private (Signaller) 41089

George Bowmer

11th Battalion Manchester Regiment

Killed in action at Epinoy on Thursday 3rd October 1918 aged 23.

George was killed by shellfire while holding an outpost in the frontline.

Epinoy was captured by the 11th (Northern) Division on Wednesday 27th September 1918 and the cemetery was made by fighting units after the battle.

During the First World War being a signaller usually meant you were close to the frontline troops, providing signals communications back to your Company and Battalion H.Q. Wired telephones were used where possible but this involved laying landlines which was a hazardous job due to enemy shelling.

Previous Service Number: 44441, North Staffordshire Regiment, served with the 3rd Battalion, followed by the 8th Battalion before being transferred to the Manchester Regiment.

Burial Place

He is buried in the Sucrerie Cemetery Epinoy France.




George was the son of Joseph Bowmer a Quarryman and Anne Rebecca Bowmer, of The Hollies, The Green Heage. George was born at Heage.


Before enlisting in May 1916 George was an assistant at the Heage branch of the Ripley Co-operative Society.

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