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Lloyd Douglas Bowman

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Lloyd Douglas Bowman

June 10, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

J/6153

Age:

25

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

107 Sqdn.

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, General Service Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, Operational Wings posthumously awarded 22 May 1946.

Additional Information


Born:

November 18, 1916
Midland, Ontario

Son of William John and Lavina Sarah Bowman, of Midland, Ontario, Canada; husband of Ethel Roesel and father of Lloyd Douglas Jr. Bowman, of Midland. Brother of William, Murray and Joyce.

Commemorated on Page 59 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Panel 99.

Location:

During the Second World War more than 116,000 men and women of the Air Forces of the British Commonwealth gave their lives in service. More than 17,000 of these were members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, or Canadians serving with the Royal Air Force. Approximately one-third of all who died have no known grave. Of these, 20,450 are commemorated by name on the Runnymede Memorial, which is situated at Englefield Green, near Egham, 32 kilometers by road west of London.

The design of the Runnymede Memorial is original and striking. On the crest of Cooper's Hill, overlooking the Thames, a square tower dominates a cloister, in the centre of which rests the Stone of Remembrance. The cloistered walks terminate in two lookouts, one facing towards Windsor, and the other towards London Airport at Heathrow. The names of the dead are inscribed on the stone reveals of the narrow windows in the cloisters and the lookouts. They include those of 3,050 Canadian airmen. Above the three-arched entrance to the cloister is a great stone eagle with the Royal Air Force motto, Per Ardua ad Astra". On each side is the inscription:

IN THIS CLOISTER ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF TWENTY THOUSAND AIRMEN WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE. THEY DIED FOR FREEDOM IN RAID AND SORTIE OVER THE BRITISH ISLES AND THE LANDS AND SEAS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN EUROPE

In the tower a vaulted shrine, which provides a quiet place for contemplation, contains illuminated verses by Paul H. Scott."

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star June 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star June 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Lloyd Douglas Bowman– In memory of the students from Midland High School who served during World War 11 and did not return. 

Photos submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me, on behalf of Midland Legion Branch 80 190 Queen St. Midland, Ontario.
  • Photo of Lloyd Douglas Bowman– Lloyd Douglas Bowman: Born Nov 28th 1915. He was reported missing on June 10th 1942 over the English Channel. His body was never found and his Mother always held out hope that we would return.
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter of recommendation– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter (1)– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter (2)– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter of recommendation– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Lloyd Douglas Bowman is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Lloyd Douglas Bowman is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Runnymede Memorial– Photo of the Runnymede Memorial where Lloyd Bowman is memorialized.
  • Dedication page– Inside cover of the book "The Runnymede Memorial 1939 - 1945" This is a place of hounor for those Airmen with who have no known grave.
  • Names of the Fallen– List of the Fallen Midland High School Students.
  • Memorial– Inscription - Runnymede Memorial - April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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