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Ralph Archibald Bowie

In memory of:

Second Lieutenant Ralph Archibald Bowie

September 26, 1917

Military Service


Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Leicestershire Regiment

Division:

5th Battalion

Additional Information


Son of Alfred Henry and Elizabeth Bowie, of "Starston," Church Hill, Horsell, Woking, England. He had formerly served in 29th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment).

Brother of Captain George Pigrum Bowie who died on July 7, 1915 while serving with the Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment).

Commemorated on Page 575 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Panel 50 to 51

Location:

The Tyne Cot Memorial forms the northeastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which 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 site of the Memorial is on high ground on the western slopes of the Passchendaele Ridge, from which the whole country to the English Channel lies open. The Memorial, designed by Herbert Baker and with sculpture by F. V. Blundstone, is a semicircular flint wall 4.25 metres high and more than 150 metres long. It is faced with panels of Portland stone. The following inscription is carved on the frieze above the panels:
1914 - HERE ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE ARMIES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE WHO FELL IN YPRES SALIENT, BUT TO WHOM THE FORTUNE OF WAR DENIED THE KNOWN AND HONOURED BURIAL GIVEN TO THEIR COMRADES IN DEATH - 1918.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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