James Bowers

James Bowers

Birth 1884 Death 12th Aug 1915 Riflemen
Royal Irish Rifles
Service #11583

Personal Details

Place of Birth Lisburn , Ireland
Residence at Enlistment Lisburn , Ireland
Residence (Roll of Honour) 14 Mill View , Tullynacross ,Lambeg , Lisburn
Residence 1911 Census 11 Prospect Row, Cleator
School(s) Attended
Religion/Church Attended
Organisation Membership
Employment/Trade Iron Ore Miner
Place of Work
Family (Parents and Grandparents) John & Sarah Jane (nee Dickson)
Wife's Name and Maiden Name Mary Bowers (nee Murphy )
Remarriage of Widow
Children's Christian Name(s) Sarah Jane , Mary , James
Family Connection to Roll of Honour


The 1914-15 Star
The 1914-15 Star
The Victory Medal
The Victory Medal
The British War Medal, 1914-18
The British War Medal, 1914-18

Military Details

Regiment at Enlistment Royal Irish Rifles
Battalion at Enlistment 6th Battalion
Rank at Enlistment Riflemen
Naval Vessels Served
Service Number at Enlistment 11583
Date of Enlistment April 1915
Place of Enlistment Lisburn
Other Regiment
Other Battalion
Other Rank
Date of Transfer to other Regiment
Service Facts
Battalion Diary or Nautical Facts

Death and Memorial Details

Age at Death 31
Date of Death 12th Aug 1915
Regiment at Death Royal Irish Rifles
Battalion/Vessel at Death 6th
Rank at Death Riflemen
Circumstances of Death Died of Wounds
Service Number at Death 11583
Field of Action at Death Darnelles
Place of Death On Board Hospital Ship
Battle at Death
Grave/Memorial Image James Bowers
Location of Grave/Memorial East Mudros Military Cemetry
Grave Position II. D. 63
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Link https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/625977/bowers,-/
Grave/Memorial Country Greece
Private Memorial Men Of Cleator And Trumpet Terrace , Hildon (Lisburn) War Memorial.


Notes Our research has led us to presume that this man has been added in retrospect to the Cleator & Tumpet Terrace Village War memorial and that his name has been incorrectly noted as John Bowers .
The name John Bowers was added to this memorial sometime after it was first unveiled. It is presumed their was an error with the first name and it should have read James Bowers
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