Service no. 118026
Private, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 157th Coy.
Died age 19 on 5 March 1918
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bowden, of 2 Ely Place, Dorset Road, Clapham, London.
Remembered at Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Information from the 1911 census
In 1911 John Bowden, then 12, lived with his widowed mother, Harriet Bowden, 38, a laundress at 2 Ely Place, off Dorset Road. His elder sister, Rose Bowden, 14, was a tobacco packer for Lambert & Butler; his younger sister, Grace Bowden, was 9. All were born in Lambeth.