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Jerry Milton Bowern

In memory of:

Private Jerry Milton Bowern

August 28, 1944


France

Military Service


Service Number:

A/88078

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Lincoln and Welland Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45.

Additional Information


Born:

September 28, 1923
Byron, Ontario

Enlistment:

February 1, 1943
Ipperwash Camp, Ontario

Son of Milton and Elizabeth Ann Bowern, of London, Ontario. Brother of Percy, Wesley, Flossy, Maggie, Edna Ada, Olive, Mabel and Private Malcolm John Bowern, Lincoln and Welland Regiment, killed in action 26 August 1944.

Commemorated on Page 255 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

V. B. 11.

Location:

This cemetery lies on the west side of the main road from Caen to Falaise (route N158) and just north of the village of Cintheaux. Bretteville-sur-Laize is a village and commune in the department of the Calvados, some 16 kilometres south of Caen. The village of Bretteville lies 3 kilometres south-west of the Cemetery. Buried here are those who died during the later stages of the battle of Normandy, the capture of Caen and the thrust southwards (led initially by the 4th Canadian and 1st Polish Armoured Divisions), to close the Falaise Gap, and thus seal off the German divisions fighting desperately to escape being trapped west of the Seine. Almost every unit of Canadian 2nd Corps is represented in the Cemetery. There are about 3,000 allied forces casualties of the Second World War commemorated in this site.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave marker– Jerry's grave marker 2nd row left. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Jerry Milton Bowern– This photography is one of two brothers from London, both serving in the same regiment and both were killed within one day of each other.  Malcolm John Bowern is on the left, and his brother Jerry Milton Bowern is on the right.
Both members served as part of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment.
  • Brothers– Source: City of London Remembrance Book
online as of 2005
  • Newspaper clipping– Toronto Star Pages of the Past online archive.
Army Casualty list 659
  • Bowern Lake– Memorial Geo-Naming Ontario update 
BOWNERN LAKE

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