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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:54 am    Post subject: Bowden Reply with quote

Located in the centre of the village, this memorial has the names carved around the sides of the pillar. It looks as though it was realised that they are very difficult to read like that and the plaque containing the same names was added later.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM Ref: not listed
OS Map ref: NT555305
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



I actually think that the names of the fallen of the Great War were added to an existing "mercat" cross in Bowden. This would explain the text above which matches the style of the name inscriptions.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But when this plaque was added I do not know.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are 12 names listed on this memorial in Bowden but 28 names are listed in Bowden Church to their Great War Fallen.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to his Attestation papers, Peter Begbie was born in Bowden on the 13th September 1876 but he is not commemorated at Bowden.

Name: BEGBIE, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: Canadian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Forestry Corps
Unit Text: 36th Coy.
Date of Death: 08/02/1919
Service No: 19373
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Div. 64. VIII. C. 2.
Cemetery: STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE

The family of 8 lived at Bee Hive Cottage at the time of the 1881 census though the father appears to have died by then leaving the mother Jessie to raise 7 children.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:06 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) report Reply with quote

WMR 56964
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DVR. THOMAS CATHIE A.S.C.
Thomas Cathie – age 37 – Private (M2/046610) Royal Army Service Corps.
In 1901 Thomas, aged 19, was a groom living at Upper Nisbet Farm, Crailing Roxburghshire. In 1911 he and his family were at Legerwood, Berwickshire and by 1914 they were living at Faughhill, Bowden where he was a chauffeur. He landed in France in May 1915 but after over four years of service he died of influenza/pneumonia in the Craigleith Military Hospital in Edinburgh.
Born 1881 in Haddington, East Lothian. Son of John and Mary (Ross) Cathie of Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith, Midlothian.
Husband of Margaret Frances or Fanny (Wilson) Cathie who he married in 1903 in Hoddom, Dumfriesshire.
Died on Service on 17 December 1918 and buried in Dalkeith New Cemetery, Midlothian. (CWG)
Also named on the Bowden Church memorial and on the Dalkeith War Memorial.


CPL. JOHN YOUNG CLARK R.S.
John Young Clark – age 28 – Corporal (40507) 17th Battalion, Royal Scots.
John had emigrated to Canada some years earlier but had returned home in January 1914. He enlisted in the Royal Scots Greys in August 1914 and as Private (15142) joined the 1st (Royal) Dragoons in France in May 1915. Later he transferred to the Royal Scots where he served as a machine gunner.
Born 1889 in Ladhope (Galashiels) Roxburghshire. Son of the late Thomas Dalgleish Clark (died 1902) and of Mary Scott (Young) Clark of Thorn Cottage, Bowden.
Missing in Action on 20 October 1917 and named on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Also named on the Bowden Church memorial.


PTE. Wm. JOHN COCKBURN CAN.SCOT.
William John Cockburn – age 32 – Private (859967) 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), Canadian Infantry.
William was farming at Oakner, Manitoba and was a member of the local militia, the 79th Cameron Highlanders of Canada, when he enlisted in Winnipeg in April 1916. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in October and joined his battalion in France in April 1917 but was killed four months later.
Born 1885 in Melrose, Roxburghshire. Son of the late Margaret (Telfer) Cockburn (died 1902) and of Thomas Cockburn of Clarilaw, Bowden. He named his eldest sister Elizabeth of Clarilaw, Bowden in his will.
Missing in Action on 16 August 1917 and named on the Vimy Memorial, France.
Also named on the Bowden Church memorial.
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LT.COL. HUGH GRAY CHEAPE W.Y.
Hugh Annesley Gray-Cheape, Distinguished Service Order and Bar – age 39 – Lieutenant Colonel, Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcester Yeomanry)
Hugh was educated at Trinity College, Glenalmond, Perthshire and at Mulgrave Castle School in North Yorkshire before going to Trinity Hall, Cambridge University. He was commissioned in the Worcestershire Hussars in March 1897. He served in the South African War (1899-1902) with the Imperial Yeomanry and was promoted to Lieutenant in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in March 1903 but with effect from December 1900. He resigned his commission as a Captain but joined the Army Reserve in 1913 and was for a time at Bothendene in Bowden where he was a member of St. Boswells Curling Club and Joint Master of Berwickshire Hounds.
He was appointed as Major in the Worcester Yeomanry in November 1913 and promoted to be Lieutenant Colonel commanding the Warwickshire Yeomanry in 1915. He was awarded the DSO in January 1917. He was awarded a Bar to his DSO for conspicuous gallantry when he commanded the Warwickshire and Worcester Yeomanry in the charge at Huj in Palestine on 8 November 1917.
“Maj. (T./Lt.-Col.) Hugh Annesley Gray-Cheape, D.S.O., Yeo.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a charge against the enemy's guns with the utmost gallantry and determination. The enemy's gunners were firing at point-blank range, but the guns were captured and the gunners put out of action

Hugh was drowned when the troopship “Leasowe Castle” was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UB 51 while sailing from Alexandria to Marseilles.
Born 1878 in Strathmiglo, Fife. Son of the late Colonel George Clarke Cheape of Wellfield, Fife, and of Maud Mary (Hemming) Cheape of Bentley Manor, Worcestershire. Husband of Carsina Gordon (Gray) Gray-Cheape of Carse Gray, Rescobie in Angus who he married in 1906 in Forfar.
Killed by enemy action/Lost at Sea on 27 May 1918 and named on the Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt.
Also named on the Bowden Church memorial, on the Aberlemno Parish and on the Rescobie Parish War Memorials in Angus, on the Strathmiglo Parish War Memorial in Fife and on the Glenalmond College memorial.

His brother Captain Leslie St. Clair Cheape, 1st (King's) Dragoon Guards attached to the Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcester Yeomanry) was killed in Palestine on 23 April 1916.
The brothers are named on the Webheath and District War Memorial at St. Phillips Church near Redditch, Worcestershire and on the Strathmiglo Parish War Memorial in Fife
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L/CPL. BENJAMIN HARPER W.Y.
Benjamin Harper – age 46 – Private (325232) Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcester Yeomanry) attached to the 1/1st Warwickshire Yeomanry.
(Note: see the entry above for Hugh Annesley Gray-Cheape)
Ben was a servant at Bentley Hall, Worcestershire, the family home of Mrs. Maud Mary (Hemming) Cheape when he enlisted for the South African Campaign in her son Captain Hugh Cheape's squadron of the Imperial Yeomanry. At the time of the 1911 census he was at Bothendene Stables in Bowden while his wife and family were still at Webheath in Worcestershire. He enlisted again in 1914 as Private (2252) to served as the personal attendant of the by now Lieut. Colonel Hugh Annesley Gray-Cheape, landing with 1/1st Warwickshire Yeomanry at Alexandria in Egypt in April 1915.
Born 1872 in Ross, Herefordshire. Son of John and Mary Ann Harper of Newland Common, Droitwich, Worcestershire. Husband of Annie Elizabeth (West) Harper of Post Office Lane, Fernhill Heath, Worcester who he married in 1904 in Droitwich, Worcestershire.
Died of Wounds on 5 November 1917 and buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Also named on the Bowden Church memorial and on the Webheath and District War Memorial at St. Phillips Church near Redditch, Worcestershire, together with Hugh Annesley Gray-Cheape and his brother Captain Leslie St. Clair Cheape.
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