Private William Bowman

Army Number: 18494

Battalion: 17th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Whittington, Derbyshire. Son of Henry and Hannah Bowman, of 2, Holland Road, Whittington, Derbyshire. Husband of Emmie Hollis (formerly Bowman), of 32, Arkwright Town, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. He was a coal miner prior to enlisting at Chesterfield. He was killed in action, 30th July 1917, age 41, during the attack at Steenbeeke, near Ypres, Belgium. 

Commemorated : Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Panel 39 and 41.

Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.

Private William Bowman is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
Old Whittington War Memorial, Whittington, Derbyshire. 
Sutton Cum Duckmanton War Memorial, Long Duckmanton, Derbyshire.