Bowman, Anthony Harvey


He was the son of Anthony Nichol Bowman and Laura Phoebe Bowman of Carlisle and entered Mr. Fort’s House from West Downs School. He was a House Prefect, a member of O.T.H. VI and Association XI and played golf for three years for the School. In 1910 he entered his father’s office and at the same time joined the 1st Cumberland Howitzer Battery.

He went with the battery to the Dardanelles in 1915 and was invalided home that summer with jaundice. He then determined to enter the Regular Army and was transferred to a battery of the R.F.A., accompanying it to France early in 1916. His brigade was part of theĀ  Division which took over the front line between St Laurent Blangy and the south edge of Vimy Ridge, near Arras. Although no offensive was undertaken there were many raids, sniping and mining operations carried out.

He died on May 20th 1916 of wounds received in action near Arras the day before.

He is commemorated on a brass plaque in the former Chapel of West Downs School, now an Arts Centre within King’s Alfred’s College, University of Winchester.

Captain Bowman married Miss Prudence Bolton on August 20th 1914 and left a daughter.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Bowman
  • Forenames or initials: Anthony Harvey
  • House: B
  • Years in School: 1905-1910
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
  • Date of Birth: 10th November 1891
  • Date of Death: 20th May 1916
  • How Died: Died of wounds
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer A5
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: HABARCQ COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION: Grave I.A.2