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 Mother and Family, Just a few lines to let you know that I have had no further news of Freddie only that he arrived at the [casualty clearing station] in very fair condition, considering the shape he is in. Jim’s funeral was held yesterday...
  • Dear Mrs. Bowes, Your son is holding his own and I think a trifle better. The nature of his wounds is bound to make progress slow and we are full of hope that he may show real signs of it before long. Please remember him...
  • Dear Mrs. Bowes, Before receiving this you will have received the sad news of the death of your son, Pte. J.L. Bowes, No. 291816 and the wounding of his brother, F.A. Bowes, both of the 44th Canadian Infantry. Both boys were wounded while on duty...
  • Dear Mother and Family, This is the saddest letter I will ever have to write and long before you get this letter you will have heard from the war office that poor Jimmie has passed away and Fred badly wounded and at present most likely...
  • Dear Madame Bowes, I am writing to let you know that your son, Gunner [Fred] Bowes is lying in our hospital seriously wounded in the legs and head. Everything that can be done for him, I assure you, will be done. He is receiving the...
  • Dearest Folks, Received Ada’s very welcome letter when I came out of the line and to say I was delighted to get it would be putting it mild as it has been quite a while since Jim or I heard from over yonder. Cliff has...
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