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John Charles Bowes, b5

Birthplace: District of St Peter, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Place of Burial: Brixton Cemetery (General Section, Grave No. 8866), Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Philip Bellwood Bowes, SV/PROG and Catherine Ellen Bowes, SM/PROG
Husband of Lily Steenkamp
Father of Susanna Ellen Bowes, b5c1; Doris Bowes, b5c2; John Bowes, b5c3; Robert Aitken Bowes, b5c4; Hilda Bowes, b5c5 and 5 others
Brother of Charlotte Ellen Bowes, b1; Alice Maud Mary Bowes, b2; Catherine Ellen Bowes, b3; Phillippa Bellwood Bowes, b4 and Ann Bowes, b6
Half brother of Florence Rebecca NN and Alexander Klass (Alec)

Occupation: Salesman
Managed by: Ian Bowes, b5c3d2e5
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About John Charles Bowes, b5

Served during the Anglo Boer War and WW1

  • Unit: Cape Garrison Artillery


Anglo Boer War

  • The Queen;s South Africa (QSA) with Cape Colony Clasp
  • The King's South Africa (KSA) with 1901 & 1902 Clasps
  • Trumpeter Number: 62
  • Rolls: Roll: 240, Page 6. Roll: 359, Page 5


  • 1914-15 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal (bilingual issue)
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John Charles Bowes, b5's Timeline

October 12, 1877
Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland
Age 23
August 26, 1902
Age 24
Western Cape, South Africa
December 3, 1903
Age 26
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
April 22, 1905
Age 27
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
August 9, 1906
Age 28
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
April 6, 1908
Age 30
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
December 27, 1909
Age 32
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
December 15, 1911
Age 34
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
July 22, 1914
Age 36
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa