(Service number 76171)

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Date 12 May 1881 Place of Birth Timaru

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Date Age
Address at Enlistment 60 College Road, Timaru
Occupation Art dealer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status married. Two children
Next of Kin Mrs Sarah Eleanor BOWKETT (wife), 60 College Road, Timaru
Religion Church of England
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Served with New Zealand Armed Forces (?) Served in
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Biographical Notes

Thomas Bowkett was the son of Thomas and Sarah (née Cleaver) Bowkett. Thomas married Sarah Eleanor Julian on 14 November 1915 at Timaru. Daughter Mary lorraine was born in 1916 at Timaru and a second daughter, Doreen, was born in 1917 at Timaru. thomas was drawn in the ballott in November 1917. His brothers, Humphrey James and John Cleaver, served in World War One.


NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [29 June 2017]; Timaru Cemetery burial record (Timaru District Council) [29 June 2017]

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