Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsdatum:
29/09/1893
Geburtsort:
Failsworth, Lancashire, England, Vereinigtes Königreich

Allgemeine Informationen

Beruf:
Architecture Student

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Wales, Vereinigtes Königreich
Truppe:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Captain
Dienstnummer:
/
Einberufung datum:
06/10/1914
Einberufung ort:
Ashtead, Surrey, England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Einheiten:
 —  Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 15th Bn. (1st London Welsh)  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
05/08/1917
Sterbeort:
Dozinghem Casualty Clearing Station, Westvleteren, Belgien
Todesursache:
Verwundet
Alter:
23

Begräbnisplatz

Dozinghem Military Cemetery
Grabstelle: II
Reihe: C
Grab: 18

Auszeichnungen und Orden 3

1914-15 Star
Medaille
British War Medal
Medaille
Military Cross
Medaille — 25/11/1916

Punkte von Interesse 3

#1 Geburtsort
#2 Einberufung ort
#3 "Todesort"

Meine Geschichte

At the time of the Third Battle of Ypres Captain Roy Bowes served in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers 15th Battalion, part of the 113th Brigade, of the 38th (Welsh) Division. Late 1916 Roy Bowes, as a 2nd Lieutenant, was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry during a daring raid under heavy fire. Setting a splendid example to his men.
The 38th (Welsh) Division attacked on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres, the 31st of July 1917. It advanced in the direction of the town of Langemark, with the 113th and the 114th Brigade. The 115th Brigade was in support. The Welsh managed to take the hamlet of Pilkem and consolidated positions along the stream of the Steenbeek. The Royal Welsh Fusiliers 15th Battalion were in reserve and at the end of the day they positioned themselves at Iron Cross ridge. Their task was to fend off any German counterattack on the positions of the 113th Brigade at the Steenbeek.
On the 1st of August the 15th Battalion remained at Iron Cross ridge. At 3.10 p.m. news reached the Battalion that the Germans were launching a counterattack and a heavy German barrage was put down on the Welsh lines at the Steenbeek. However the Battalion held its ground, taking care of the counterattack. At 9.45 p.m. the 15th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers had to move up to the Green Line, where it was to be in support. Captain Roy Bowes took command of the Battalion and led his men to their new positions just behind the frontline.
The relief was completed by 1.30 a.m. At 2 a.m. Captain Roy Bowes went round to check on the Battalion’s outposts at the banks of the Steenbeek. He was hit by German machine gun fire during this reconnaissance.
Captain Roy Bowes was wounded and he was evacuated to the rear. Captain Roy Bowes died of his wounds on the 5th of August 1917 at a Casualty Clearing Station at Dozinghem, just outside the town of Westvleteren. He was buried at the Dozinghem Military Cemetery.

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"The Third Ypres Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Arms & Armour Press, 1995, pg. 28-29.
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Ancestry
http://home.ancestry.co.uk/
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CWGC
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/619977/BOWES,%20ROY
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The Long, Long Trail
http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/
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War Diary Royal Welsh Fusiliers 15th Bn.
http://www.nmarchive.com/
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