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Bowhay Family Help Please

Postby ColinW » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:22 pm

My great great grandad Frederick Charles Bowhay was in WW1

Born: 1867 Blackawton Devon
Died: 1951 Berry Pomeroy Devon

In a local newspaper from 2013 there was a story about local people who were in WW1 and the following 2 names were mentioned:

Frederick Samuel Bowhay
Born: 1892 Blackawton Devon
Died: 1916 in the North Sea on HMS Defence

William Frederick Bowhay
Born: 1894 Plymouth Devon
Died: ??

On my Family Tree these names are not mentioned, I was wondering if anyone could find more info for me to see if they are actually related to me or not, thank you.
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Re: Bowhay Family Help Please

Postby MoVidger » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:09 pm

There are several WW1 (and beyond) related records on Find My Past for both chaps. Two of which includes their parents details, in case that helps with your family connections:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt Of Honour
First name(s) Frederick Samuel
Last name Bowhay
Birth year 1894
Age 22
Death date 31 May 1916
Number M/3596
Rank Cook's Mate
Unit H.M.S. "Defence."
Regiment Royal Navy
Grave reference 17.
Cemetery or memorial Plymouth Naval Memorial
Additional information Son of Samuel and Bessie Bowhay, of 132, Embankment Rd., Prince Rock, Plymouth.

First name(s) William Frederick
Last name Bowhay
Birth year 1893
Age 46
Death date 17 Sep 1939
Number D/KX 89793
Rank Stoker 1St Class
Unit H.M.S. Courageous
Regiment Royal Navy
Grave reference Panel 34, Column 2.
Cemetery or Memorial Plymouth Naval Memorial
Additional information Son of Abraham and Annie Bowhay, of Plymouth; husband of Sybil Bowhay, of Cattedown, Plymouth.
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Re: Bowhay Family Help Please

Postby elsabels » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:49 pm

Having scanned the census back to 1841, I can see no immediate link between the 3 famillies.

You may need to look at familysearch to see if they are connected
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Re: Bowhay Family Help Please

Postby ColinW » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:10 pm

Thank you both for your help, I will do some more research.
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