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Herbert William Elias Gowen

Male 1897 - 1978  (81 years)


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  • Name Herbert William Elias Gowen  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 22 Jan 1897  Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 7
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1901  Brockridge, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 4 Relation: Son 
    Residence 02 Apr 1911  Brockridge, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age in 1911: 14 Relation to Head: Son Occupation: Farm Labourer 
    _MILT 1912  [5
    Age at enlistment: 19- lied about age? Can see that "Brockridge" has been crossed out on his form, which is where they lived 1901 Gloucestershire Regiment 
    Physical Description 1917  Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    By 1917 this branch of the family had changed their name to McGowen 
    _MILT Apr 1917  Medically discharged - no longer fit to continue Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gloster R 27742 
    Residence 1918  Brockridge, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1932  Brockridge, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Surname still Gowen 
    Residence 1933  Brockridge, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died Sep 1978  Bristol, Avon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID P429  Gowen
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2017 

    Father Elias Gowen,   b. 6 Jun 1848, Yate, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1914, Brochridge House, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Jones,   b. Abt 1864, Winterbourne, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1955, Overhill House, Downend, Gloucestershire, Gloucester, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 16 Apr 1884  Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Family ID F95  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 4 Relation: Son - 1901 - Brockridge, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age in 1911: 14 Relation to Head: Son Occupation: Farm Labourer - 02 Apr 1911 - Brockridge, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPhysical Description - By 1917 this branch of the family had changed their name to McGowen - 1917 - Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1918 - Brockridge, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Surname still Gowen - 1932 - Brockridge, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1933 - Brockridge, Frampton Cotterell, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Sep 1978 - Bristol, Avon, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S-133939496] British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc).

    2. [S-164510204] 1911 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Class: RG14; Piece: 15143; Schedule Number: 196.

    3. [S-165329823] 1901 England Census, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Class: RG13; Piece: 2410; Folio: 84; Page: 25.

    4. [S1657065605] England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915, FreeBMD, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc).

    5. [S-160536666] British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), WO364; Piece: 1396.

    6. [S1651989609] Gloucestershire, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1974, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    7. [S1657065602] England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc).

    8. [S-158889553] England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1940, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Place: Bristol, Gloucestershire, England; Collection: St Philip and St Jacob; -; Date Range: 1869 - 1889; Film Number: 1596925.

    9. [S-162968807] England, Select Bristol Parish Registers, 1538-1900, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    10. [S-165052192] England, Select Marriages, 1538–1973, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    11. [S1657065609] England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915, FreeBMD, (Ancestry.com Operations Inc).