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Bowell, Archibald Gordon Edward
Rank : 2nd Lieutenant
Unit : 9th Bn, 8th Bn
Archibald Bowell was commissioned into The Leicestershire Regiment on 30.1.1915, and served in the 9th and then the 8th Battalion, entering France on 29.7.1915. He was Killed in Action on 14.7.1916, near Light Railway at Fricourt, Mametz Wood, Bazentin Ridge, on the Somme, aged 26. His body not having been recovered, he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
He played rugby for Stoneygate Rugby Club and made one appearance for Leicester Football Club in 1915.
Some information from a private source.
Date of Birth : c1889
Place of Birth : Norwich, Norfolk
Date of Death : 14.7.1916
Place of Death : Bazentin Ridge, Somme, France
Civil Occupation : Leather Products Dealer
Period of Service : 1914-16
Conflicts : WW1
Places Served : France and Flanders
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