|Durham Light Infantry||5th Coy; 25th Works Battalion|
Photo courtesy Margaret Bowmer
On the registration of Alfred's son, Frank, in 1917 he recorded his occupation as: Private, 5th Company, 25th Works Battalion, Royal Engineers(carpenter). As the Royal Engineers did not have works battalions it is possibly a combination of two regiments. The the Durham Light Infantry, had a 25th (Works) Battalion, which was later absorbed into the Labour Corps. So there is an assumption recorded here that he served with the DLI as well as the RE.
Alfred Bowmer married Elsie Gaunt 7 August 1916 at Crich; he was aged 30 and worked as a carpenter.
Went on in 1923 to co-found Bowmer & Kirkland with Robert Kirkland a bricklayer, Alfred was a joiner.
Chesterfield FC Record
Played right-half for Chesterfield Town, born 12/3/1886 at Fritchley; died 12/9/1972. Played 1911-1914. Previously played for Alfreton; moved from Chesterfield to play for Crich. Played 98 times and scored 2 goals.
Alfred and Elsie had four children: Frank (1917), Vernon (1922), Eileen (1924) and Marian (1928).
Photos courtesy Margaret Bowmer
1918 Voters List
Alfred Bowmer, The Common, absent on military service.
8 November 1919
Alfred Bowmer the former Chesterfield half-back was in fine form for Crich, who defeated Youlgreave in the Cavendish Cup Competition.
RG12 piece 2746 folio 75 page 2
|John||Bowmer||Head||38||General stone getter||Crich|
RG13 piece 3231 folio 31 page 8
|John||Bowmer||Head||47||Contractor in coal mine||Crich|
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