Private George Fenwick Bower
Private George Fenwick Bower

Army Number : 70653

Battalion : 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Ashover, Derbyshire and lived at Matlock Green, Derbyshire. Son of Joseph and Amy Bower, of Whitbank, Alton, Tupton, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. He was an errand boy prior to enlisting at Matlock. He was killed in action, 13th October 1916, age 19, whilst serving in the line near Montauban, France., during the Battle of the Somme.

Derbyshire Courier 2nd December 1916

Buried/Commemorated : Thiepval Memorial, France. Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

His adopted brother Lance Corporal Albert Holmes 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, also fell in the Great War.

Thiepval Memorial, France.
Private George Fenwick Bower is also commemorated on the following local memorials :-
Matlock War Memorial, Matlock, Derbyshire.