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Soldier – Bower E.– Bomb Explosion

November 1918

Mexborough and Swinton Times November 2, 1918

Gunner. E. Bower
Royal Field Artillery

Mrs. Bower, has received the following letter from Sec.-Lieut. A. Spencer Baisdon, with reference to the death in action, already recorded, of her son :—”I am exceedingly sorry to have to inform you of the death of your son which took place on the night of October 8, as the result of a bomb explosion.

Death, I am glad to say, must have been instantaneous, as the bomb fell almost on top of him blowing some horses to pieces. I cannot tell you what a great loss he will be to me, his section officer, and to the whole battery, as he was a first-class gunner and a good man with a horse.

He was buried the next day about 500 yards from the scene of his death together with some other men of the battery and some South African infantry who were killed at the ‘same time, and his a is marked with a cross. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your great loss.

From C.W.G.C.:

Service Number 61281
Died 08/10/1918
Aged 20
“H” Bty., 7th Bde.
Royal Horse Artillery
Son of Joseph and Mary Bower, of Hemingfield, Barnsley.