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12766   Private Enoch Bowen
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 25/11/1897
Died: 01/07/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Age: 18
Enoch Bowen was the youngest son of John and Elizabeth Bowen. He was born on 25th November 1897. He was the youngest of at least ten children, all born in the Coalisland area. Enoch’s father, John Bowen, died on 18th November 1899, age 45. Enoch was two years old. By the 1911 census lists Enoch’s mother had also died. He enlisted on 18th March 1914 at Portadown. Private Enoch Bowen was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he died of his wounds on 1st July 1916, age 18.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Connaught Cemetery
  Thiepval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-C-36
CWGC Casualty 526561
Thiepval is a village about 8 kilometres north-east of Albert. The Cemetery (signposted in the village) is on the edge of Thiepval Wood near the Ulster Tower, about one kilometre north-west of Thiepval on the Thiepval-Hamel road (D73).
Local Memorial Details

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1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Bowen family Lists Enoch as age 3 living at house 23 in Tamlaghtmore, Drumaspil, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Bowen family Lists Enoch as age 14 living at house 31 in Tamlaghtmore, Drumaspil, Tyrone
3 Photo of Private Enoch Bowen's gravestone
4 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Enoch Bowen
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Enoch Bowen's gravestone can be purchased here
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