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John Bourchier Bowker

John Bourchier Bowker

Male 1915 - 1991  (75 years)

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  • Name John Bourchier Bowker  [1
    Born 13 Dec 1915  Dunskye, Cathcart district Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    1820 Lineage Yes 
    Occupation Glen Ovis farm, Carlisle Bridge, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    farmer 
    Died 24 Nov 1991  Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Waainek New Cemetery, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1472  Bourchiers
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2020 

    Father Thomas Bourchier Bowker, Hon. Dr. LLB., M.P.,   b. 28 Sep 1889, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1964, Bedford Hospital, Bedford, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Gladys Elaine Hart,   b. 9 Nov 1884, Cathcart, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1964, Settler's Hospital, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 14 Apr 1914 
    Family ID F636  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ethel Patricia Southey Stirk,   b. 20 Aug 1927, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1993, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 12 Jun 1948  Grahamstown Church (St Andrew's), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Captain David Bourchier Bowker
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F637  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Bowker, John Bourchier
    Bowker, John Bourchier
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  • Notes 
    • St Andrew's College Register 1855-1959: Page 353
      Entry 3816
      John Bourchier BOWKER
      son of T.B.?, M.L.A.; Left Dec 1933; b. 13.12.1915; Mullins. Day. Form IV-VI. VIII*. J.C. Jan 1931. Matric Feb 1933. R.U.C. 1934. Farmer, Glen Ovis, Carlisle Bridge, C.P.; D.R.A. Comdts Gold Medal 1936; Pt. City V.R.; Intelligence W.O. 1940 (Egypt); Lieut. Staff H.Q. 2 Div., M.E. 1942; Capt. Cypher Coy., 6C.A.A.D. 1943. Farming since 1945 at Glen Ovis, Carlisle Bridge, C.P. 1951.

      He set himself the task of creating a monument to his father, Thomas Bourchier Bowker, M.P. He collected sneezewood from which the bench was made. This was unveiled in December 1991.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1872] Family Search website, (www.familysearch.org), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99Z8-19DQ (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1896] Gen Database, (www.gendatabase.com), http://www.gendatabase.com/surname-name-index.php?q=BOWKER.