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11583   Rifleman James Bowers
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 03/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 12/08/1915 (Died of Wounds)
James Bowers was the son of John and Sarah Jane Bowers. He was born in Caledon (or Lisburn). James Bowers married Mary Murphy. They had at least three children. Prior to enlisting, James was working as an iron ore miner in Cleator Moor. Cleator Moor lies west of the Lake District, south of Carlisle. He returned home and enlisted in Lisburn. Rifleman James Bowers was serving with the 6th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he injured at Gallipoli. Joseph died of his wounds on a hospital ship on 12th August 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: East Mudros Military Cemetery
  Mudros, Lemnos, 
Grave Ref: Grave II-D-63
CWGC Casualty 625977
The Cemetery is on the Greek island of Limnos (Lemnos) in the north-east Aegean Sea. It is situated on rising ground on the north east side of the village of Mudros and is about 1 Km out of the village, next to the Greek Civil Cemetery. Mudros is on the east side of Mudros Bay, on the way to Kaminia village. Take the Myrina Moudros National Road and continue until you come to signs directing you to Roussopoli and Kaminia villages approximately 1 km before the village of Mudros. Turn left at these signs, there is also a CWGC sign, continue straight for another 500 metres and turn right at the CWGC sign for another 3-400 metres and you shall arrive at the cemetery which is on your left.
References and Links
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1 Cleator Moor World War One Project Details of Rifleman James Bowers, incding grave photo
2 Imperial War Museum Photos of Men of Cleator and Trumpet Terrace memorial
3 Irish War Memorials Photos of Hilden War Memorial
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of James Bowen
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of James Bowers' gravestone can be purchased here
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