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03/01/2021 James Bowers was born in Caledon (or Lisburn).
03/01/2021 Rifleman James Bowers is also commemorated on Hilden War Memorial, near Lisburn.
03/01/2021 James Bowers was the son of John and Sarah Jane Bowers (nee Dickson).
03/01/2021 Rifleman James Bowers is commemorated on the ‘Men of Cleator and Trumpet Terrace’ in Cleator as John Bowers.
03/01/2021 Known family: John Bowers, Sarah Jane Bowers, James Bowers.
03/01/2021 James Bowers married Mary Murphy. They had at least three children.
03/01/2021 Known family 2: James Bowers, Mary Bowers, Sarah Jane Bowers, Mary Bowers, James Bowers.
03/01/2021 The English 1911 census lists James living at house 11 in Prospect Row, Cleator.
03/01/2021 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.
03/01/2021 James Bowers returned home and enlisted in Lisburn.
03/01/2021 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.
03/01/2021 At the time of his death, his wife and children were living at 14 Mill View, Tullynacross, Lambeg, Lisburn, County Down.
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30/12/2015 11583 Rifleman Jas. Bowers, 6th Batt, Royal Irish Rifles, B Company. In the event of my death, I give all to my wife, Mary Bowers, 14 Mill View, Tullynacross, Lambeg, Lisburn, County down, Ireland.
30/12/2015 Last will and testament of James Bowers
30/12/2015 Rifleman Bowers is buried on the Greek island of Limnos (Lemnos) in East Mudros Military Cemetery.
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