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BowdenWSpecial Contingent
Source: QSA and KSA rolls
Cape Police
BowdenWSource: QSA and KSA medal rolls(King's) Shropshire Light Infantry
BowdenW981PrivateSource: QSA medal roll in WO100/277Uitenhage Volunteer Rifles
BowdenWStaff SurgeonQSA (2) CC SA01.
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Naiad
BowdenW 4095Private1st Btn. Wounded at Ladysmith. 24 Feb 1900.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 164 line 3
Durham Light Infantry
BowdenW CLate District Mounted Rifles
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Frontier Light Horse
BowdenW CLate District Mounted Rifles
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Frontier Light Horse
BowdenW G7007PrivateDied of disease. Thabu N'chu, 12 November 1901
3rd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
King's Royal Rifle Corps
BowdenW G7007Rifleman3rd Battalion
Demise: Died of disease - enteric fever 12 Nov 1901
Place: Thaba Nchu
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
King's Royal Rifle Corps
BowdenW J5644SapperTo South Africa 15 Feb 1901. To 55th Company (Clasps SA01 and SA02). Home 25 Jan 1902. Member Guard of Honour, 1902 Coronation.

QSA (5) CC OFS Tr SA01 SA02

TNA ref 156/56; 158/116; 161/6
Royal Engineers, Field Company, 11th
BowdenWalterSurgeonBOWDEN, WALTER, Surgeon, Royal Navy, was born in London, 10 June 1859, son of William Bowden, of 45 Hilldrop Crescent, Camden Road, London.  He was educated at University College Hospital, London (MRCS, England, and LRCP, London, 1886); entered the Royal Naval Medical Service in 1887; became Staff Surgeon in 1899; served during operations against Fodey Silah on the Gambia in 1894, in medical charge; was present at the destruction of Busimballa, action of Sabages, and with the Naval Brigade at the bombardment of Gunpur in 1894.  He was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order ("London Gazette, 26 May 1894]: "Walter Bowden, Surgeon, Royal Navy.  In recognition of services against Fodey Silah, in Combo, on the Gambia".  The Insignia were sent to the Admiralty, and presented 6 July 1894; he also received the General African Medal and Gambia Clasp, the South African Medal, 1901-2, and the Somaliland Medal.  He married Alithea M, daughter of J Ogilvie, JP, of Queenstown, Ireland, and they had two sons and two daughters.  He became Staff Surgeon in 1900, and retired in 1908 as Deputy Inspector-General.  The following are fuller details of his war services: Whilst Surgeon of HMS Raleigh he served in the Naval Brigade at Bathurst, on the River Gambia, West Coast of Africa, in February 1894, in co-operation with two companies of the 1st West India Regiment, for the punishment of Fodey Silah, a rebellious slave-raiding chief; was in medical charge of the Royal Marines: volunteered to take charge of the ammunition; especially recommended and mentioned in Despatches; was present in medical charge at the bombardment and occupation of Gunjur in 1894; he was appointed to the Distinguished Service Order, and granted a Medal with clasp.  He was the first Naval Medical Officer to receive the distinction of Companionship of the DSO.  He served in HMS Naiad during the Boer War and Somaliland Expedition, 1901 to 1904.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Navy
BowdenWalter Cornish14336CaptainServed 07 Feb 1900 to 30 Jun 1901. Disb.
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Border Horse
BowdenWilliam165Source: Medal rollsCanada, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles
BowdenWilliam31736PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls37th Company, 10th Btn, IY
BowdenWilliam1139 TrooperSource: Nominal roll in WO127Kimberley Horse
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