Thomas Chester Bowler, born in Didsbury, Manchester in 1899, the eldest son of Samuel and Hannah Bowler of The Mount, Wirswall, Whitchurch.
Thomas was a student at Manchester University studying Chemistry when he enlisted in 1918. He gained a commission on the 23rd June 1918, with the 3rd Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.
A triptych form war memorial (the centre panel depicting a mosaic of St Michael) was placed in St. Alkmund's Church, Whitchurch, Shropshire. It is dedicated to 'The Glory of God in memory of the Whitchurch men who died in the Great War'. It was given by the parents of Lieutenant Thomas Chesters Bowler.
Regiment : Attached to 1/4th (Territorial) Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment from 3rd Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry No 34926
Rank : Second Lieutenant
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Died of Wounds; France 3rd October 1918 Age 19