BOWN Albert John

Category: Military
Rank: Private
Regiment or Ship: 32nd Bn Middlesex Regiment
Service Number(s): 92887
Occupation: Furniture Packer
Date of Birth: 21.02.1870
Place of Birth: Sherborne, Dorset
Date of Death: 1933
Place of Death: Battle registration areaAddress: 19A Cornwall Road, Bexhill on Sea

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Family Information

Parents:          William Bown (1839-1883) and Ruth Bown, nee Heathman, (1843-1923).


Edwin, b. 1872; Lily, b. 1874; Frederick, b. 1876; Emma, b. 1879; Arthur, b. 1881; and Bertie, b. 1883.

On 28th October 1900 Albert married Martha Whiting in Ewhurst, Sussex.  They had seven children – Florence Whiting (1900); Albert Bown (1902); Arthur Bown (1905-1906); George William Bown (1908); Frederick George Bown (1910); Leslie Martin Bown (1912); and Phyliss (1916-1917).

First World War Experience

Albert enlisted on 29th June 1918 at the age of 48 years. He was a British Subject, worshipped in the Church of England and said he was a Baker (although in the census of 1911 he said he was a Furniture Packer). Albert was 5’ 2¾” tall and weighed 125 lbs. He had iron grey hair, a fresh complexion, grey eyes, and was of a ‘fair physical development’.

There is no proven record of any medals being awarded to Albert.

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