Private Frederick Pickford Bowen

Thank you to Margaret Dennis for the following research.

Frederick was baptised in January 1889 at St Martin’s Church Dorking. He was the youngest of six children born to John Bowen, a painter from Dorking, and his wife Susan (nee Edwards) from Horsham.

In 1891 the family lived at 4 North Street, and Frederick spent four years at St Martin’s School Dorking before his father died, and Mrs Bowen and the children moved away. By 1911, Frederick was working as an ironmonger’s assistant in Leominster, Herefordshire.

He enlisted in the Royal Marine Light Infantry, in March 1916 at Portsmouth. Less than two months later on 21st April, Private Bowen died of lung disease at the Royal Marines Depot in Deal, Kent .  He was buried in Deal Cemetery.   He left a widow Beatrice, with a home in Bedminster, Herefordshire.

Born                            Dorking

Son of                          John and Susan (nee Edwards) Bowen

Husband of                  Beatrice Bowen of Bedminster, Herefordshire

Regiment                     Royal Marine Light Infantry
Number                       PO/1462 (S)

Date of Death              21st April 1916
Place of Death             Deal, Kent
Cause of Death            Died of lung disease

Age                              27

Cemetery                      Deal Cemetery, Deal, Kent