Bartholomew Bowlt

Bartholomew George Stephenson Bowlt was the son of Frederick William Bowlt, a boiler maker with the S.E.C. Railway Company and Olive Louisa Aldridge. He was one of 8 children and was born 8 Jul 188 in Dover, Kent.

GBPRS_CANT_004205216_00137Baptism – Buckland, St. Andrew, 11 Aug 1888

Bartholomew served as a Fireman in the Mercantile Marine Reserve (#28056) on the H.M.S. Stephen Furness, and he died on accidental injuries on 3 Sep 1915 – 103 years ago today. He was our 4th cousin 2x removed.


H.M.S. Stephen Furness (1,712 tons) was used as a squadron supply ship in 1915 where she was based in Scotland.

See the entry at the CWGC and at Lives of the First World War.

Bartholomew’s brother Frederick William Bowlt was killed in action on 23 Apr 1918 while serving in the Royal Navy at Jutland. He was able seaman J/29331. Another brother, Frank Reuben Bowlt was a private in the 1 King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) – #10987. Frank survived the war.



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