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Corporal Jesse Robert BOWERS

Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line, Northamptonshire Yeomanry Dragoons 1173
1/1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry 145419, 1173

Jesse was born in 1888 in Northampton, and married a Spratton girl, Rose Ellen Smith in 1910. Rose came from a long-established family in Spratton. They lived in one of the small cottages on Station Road, Spratton, (now Brixworth Road). Jesse worked as a cycle mechanic at a cycle and motor works in Northampton.

He volunteered in September 1914 aged 26 and in November was sent overseas with the Northamptonshire Yeomanry Dragoons. He fought in the battles of Ypres, Neuve Chapelle, Hill 60 and Festubert. In 1917 he was transferred to Italy serving on the Piave front and Asiago Plateau until the end of the war. He returned home safely and was awarded the 1914 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He died on 11 December 1955 aged 67 and is buried with his wife in the new parish cemetery in Spratton.

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Where he lived in Spratton

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ADNITT
ARCHER
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BLAKESLEY
BLUNDELL
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BRANSON
BROWN
BUCKBY
BUSWELL
CAPON
CATTELL
CLARKE
COOKE
COPSON
CRANE
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DUNKLEY
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ERSKINE
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HORNE
HUNT
JOHNSON
JUDD
KENCH
KNIGHT
KNIGHTALL
LEATHERLAND
LEESON
LEONARD
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MAINS
MANNING
MANNINGHAM-BULLER
MARTIN
MASON
MIDDLETON (WYKES)
NORMAN
PAGE
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PATEMAN
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TAYLOR
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