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George Pigrum Bowie

In memory of:

Captain George Pigrum Bowie

July 7, 1915

Military Service






Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)

Additional Information

Son of Alfred Henry and Elizabeth Bowie, of "Starston," Church Hill, Horsell, Woking, England.

Brother of Second Lieutenant Ralph Archibald Bowie who died on September 26, 1917, while serving with the Leicestershire Regiment.

Commemorated on Page 6 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

III. D. 10.


BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION is located 12.5 kilometres south of Ieper town centre on the N365 leading from Ieper to Mesen (Messines), Ploegsteert and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg (N336). 3.5 kilometres along the N336 lies a fork junction with the N365. The N365 which forms the right hand fork leads to the town of Mesen. The BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION lies 3 kilometres beyond Mesen on the right hand side of the N365 and opposite Hyde Park Corner Royal Berks Cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram December 1915. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Paying Respects– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Attestation Papers– Attestation paper page 1 for George Pigrum Bowie.
  • Attestation Papers (Back)– Attestation paper page 2 for George Pigrum Bowie.
  • War Diary– War Diary of the 5th Canadian Infantry Battalion for July 1915 recording the death of Captain G.P. Bowie.
  • Circumstances of Death– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Border to Boys. Mircoform Sequence 12; Volume Number 131829_B016721; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 156 Page 609 of 934
  • Newspaper clipping– Newspaper clipping from Daily Telegraph of July 13, 1915. Image taken from web address of
  • Entrance
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Keith Boswell, England

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