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TitleFuneral of Private Bowen, Bristol's Own
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DescriptionDepicts two men in military uniform pulling a cart with a coffin draped in auUnion flag and flowers on it. Men in military uniform are pictured walking alongside. A crowd of people are watching from a grassed area on top of a wall.
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Archivist's noteInformation obtained from internet during exhibition research: 16511 Private Thomas Bowen was the first of the Bristol's Own battalion to die. He did not die in action but succumbed to pneumonia after collapsing in training on 18th February. He was 42 years old and enlisted in December 1914. He died at the 2nd Southern General Hospital on 21st February and was buried with full military honours on 24th February. His coffin was on a gun-carriage pulled by the men of his company (E Company) and the route taken was from the Tramway Centre, Baldwin Street, Bristol Bridge, Victoria Street and Bath Road to Arnos Vale.:
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