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Ormand Robert Bowman

In memory of:

Private Ormand Robert Bowman

November 6, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

408395

Age:

30

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

31st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

May 29, 1887
Cabourer, Ontario

Enlistment:

June 7, 1915
Niagara, Ontario

Son of Sarah A. Bowman of Midland, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 205 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. D. 22.

Location:

Tyne Cot Cemetery is located 9 Km north east of Ieper town centre on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The cemetery itself lies 700 meters along the Tynecotstraat on the right hand side of the road. Tyne Cot or Tyne Cottage was the name given by the Northumberland Fusiliers to a barn which stood near the level crossing on the Passchendaele-Broodseinde road. Three of these blockhouses still stand in the cemetery; the largest, which was captured on 4 October 1917 by the 3rd Australian Division, was chosen as the site for the Cross of Sacrifice by King George V during his pilgrimage to the cemeteries of the Western Front in Belgium and France in 1922. The Tyne Cot Cemetery is now the resting-place of nearly 12,000 soldiers of the Commonwealth Forces, the largest number of burials of any Commonwealth cemetery of either world war.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Group Photo– Ormand Bowman Family Photo:  Front row L to R:  Orma Benson (neice), Mary Benson (sister), Sarah Bowman (Mother), William (nephew), Ormand.
Back row L to R: James Benson (brother in law), Ethel Bowman (sister), Tilda Bowman (sister), Ella Bowman (sister), Harry Bowman (brother), Harold Benson (nephew).
  • Memorial Card
  • Cemetery
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Grave marker
  • Photo of Ormand Robert Bowman– Enrolled with the 37th Battalion CEF. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Circumstance 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 667 of 934

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