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Christopher Courtenay Bowen Bowen

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Christopher Courtenay Bowen AWMM
  • Surname
    Bowen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Chris Courteney Bowen AWMM
    • Christopher Courtenay AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/2414 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1895 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Cameron Road, Napier, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Edward Rhaimes Courtenay Bowen (father), 23 Cameron Road, Napier, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 9 October 1915 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/2414 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    POW - Angora, Turkey AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died while Prisoner of War AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Christopher Bowen was the son of Edward Rhaimes Courtenay Bowen and Lucy Jane Bowen, of 23 Cameron Rd., Napier, New Zealand, and late E. R. C. Bowen.

    The Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F' 14.2.1917, p.284 published a note saying 'that communication had recently been received from Trooper Bowen from Angora, Turkey.'

    A letter published in the Chronicles of N.Z.E.F. 3.10.1917, p.82. 'Angora, Turkey. The High Commissioner for New Zealand. Dear Sir, - I have received your letter concerning Trooper Bowen's death, and regret to say can give little information which would be likely to bring consolation to his bereaved mother.

    I met Trooper Bowen at Angora last November, when he came from hospital and joined our camp. When he had been with us about two weeks he was again admitted to hospital and discharged again a little time before Christmas. He became ill again in January and went to hospital for the last time , and about the end of that month I heard of his death. From what I gather from an Englishman who saw him die, the cause of death was heart failure, although the only complaints I had known him to suffer from were dysentery and general weakness. According to custom he would be buried in the Christian cemetery of Angora, but no Englishman having seen the internment, it would be impossible to find his grave. Trusting the news will be of some benefit. I am, yours faithfully, J.P. Havard'

    Listed on the Nominal Roll as Chris Courteney Bowen. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    6 January 1917 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    TurkeyAsia AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Waziriah Area of the Al-Russafa district, Baghdad, Iraq AWMM Angora Mem. 26. AWMM
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