Letters From The Bowes Brothers

Letters From The Bowes Brothers – Nov. 20, 1920

Imperial War Graves Commission 33-38 Baker Street, London, England This is the final letter in the Bowes Brothers collection. The newly named Imperial War Graves Commission promises that Clifford Bowes will be commemorated. It lived up to that promise and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium, which honours more than...
  • Dear Mrs. Bowes, Your letter of June 11th arrived today and I am answering by return mail. You would have no difficulty in finding the cemeteries where your first two sons were buried and I am glad that you have had the melancholy pleasure of...
  • War Office, Winchester House, London, England   Dear Madam, In further reply to your letter I have to say that Private D.C. Bowes is reported as buried at a point South West of Zonnebeke, North East of Ypres. If at a later date the officers...
  • War Office Winchester House St. James Square London, England   Dear Madam, In reply to your letter of 7th of December 1917, I regret to say that the grave of Private D.C. Bowes has not yet been located but your enquiry has been noted and...
  • Dear Mrs. Bowes, We are having the coldest weather just now but I am not in the line as I am at a school along with a few more. We have to work very hard but I don’t mind it a bit for change. Mrs....
  • Dear Mrs. Bowes, My heart is heavy, so I feel called upon to write you with sad and even sadder news. The only consolation I feel in writing is that when the mother at home made the initial sacrifice at home and sent their sons...
  • This letter from Clifford’s friend ironically speaks of Clifford’s watch which would have been the one that his brother James gave him to keep just before he was killed. Dear Mrs. Bowes, I am sorry to inform you of your son Clifford’s death which occurred...
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