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Thomas Bowling

Early Life

Thomas was the son of Frances Bowling of 319 Barlow Road, Levenshulme, Manchester.

 Service Life

Private Thomas Bowling (49841) served with the 1/7th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment, having enlisted in Manchester. For his service in the army, Thomas was awarded the Allied Victory Medal and British War Medal. Thomas’ medals can be seen in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment.

We Shall Remember Him

Thomas was killed in action on 27 September 1918, aged 21. He is buried in the Ribecourt Road Cemetery, Trescault, France (Grave/Memorial Reference – III.F.2). His Next of Kin Memorial Plaque is on display in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment in the Ladysmith Gallery memorial cabinet drawer 2.

Memorial plaque of Thomas Bowling Medals of Thomas Bowling - Left to Right – British War Medal, Allied Victory Medal