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Robert John Bowyer

Marlborough War Memorial Second World War Fountain - Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John Halpin

Marlborough War Memorial Second World War Fountain - Image provided by John Halpin 2017, CC BY John …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert John AWMM
  • Surname
    Bowyer AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    37690 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM c/o A.S. Elworthy, Holme Station, Pareora, South Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Bowyer (wife), c/o Holme Station, Pareora, South Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    37690 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Robert Bowyer was the son of Hubert and Sarah Jane Bowyer, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. He was the husband of Evelyn Bowyer, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.

    Robert Bowyer may have been a POW in Germany when he died. Some of those burried at Durnbach War Cemetery are men who were killed while escaping from prisoner of war camps in the area. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 September 1941 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany AWMM 3.G.14 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Marlborough War Memorial, Second World War Panel AWMM

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Sources

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