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BowenCharles Otway ColeCaptainAwarded DSO, LG 27 Sep 1901. MiD by French 2 Feb 1900; Roberts 4 Sep 1901. QSA (6) sent 10 Jul 1903. KSA sent 6 Jun 1903.

QSA (6) RoK Paard Drief Joh DH Belf. KSA

TNA ref 160/26; 315/77

Medals extant
Royal Engineers, Field Troop, 1st
BowenCharles Otway ColeCaptainBOWEN, CHARLES OTWAY COLE, Captain, was born 30 August 1867. He entered the Royal Engineers 17 February 1888, becoming Lieutenant 17 February 1891, and Captain 17 February 1899. Captain Bowen served in the South African War, 1899-1902, being present at the Relief of Kimberley; at the operations in the Orange Free State, including operations at Paardeberg and action at Driefontein; operations in the Transvaal, including actions near Johannesburg and Diamond Hill; operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, including action at Belfast; operations in Cape Colony, south of Orange River, including action at Colesberg; operations in the Transvaal 30 November 1900 to 31 May 1902. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 4 May 1900, and 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with six clasps, the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "Charles Otway Cole Bowen, Captain, Royal Engineers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were sent to the Commander-in-Chief in South Africa, and presented by the GOC, Transvaal and Orange Free State, 2 September 1902. He was promoted to Major 1 October 1906, and died at King's Hill, near Harrismith, Orange River Colony, 18 March, 1910. An obituary notice of Major Bowen appeared in the 'Times' of 24 March, 1910.
DSO, QSA (6) RofK Paard Drief Joh D-H Belf (Capt RE), KSA (2) (Capt RE). Lovell 1978 £315. Peter Ireland 1992 £895.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Engineers
BowenD5354PrivateWounded. Belmont, 23 November 1899
3rd Battalion.
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Grenadier Guards
BowenD2140Sapper8th Company RMRE (M). Discharged.


TNA ref 161/58; 161/74
Royal Engineers, Volunteers, Royal Monmouthshire
BowenD3rd battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
Grenadier Guards
BowenD50B/1922SergeantFrontier Wars. SAGS (0)(Duke of Cambridge's Own) Middlesex Regiment
BowenD JSource: WO100/280Cradock TG
BowenE25522nd CorporalSpecial Service Company.

QSA (5) CC OFS Tr SA01 SA02

TNA ref 161/69; 161/74
Royal Engineers, Volunteers, Royal Monmouthshire
BowenE1st Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
South Staffordshire Regiment
BowenETrooperNatal 1906 (1)
Source: Recipients of the Natal 1906 Medal
Natal Mounted Rifles
BowenE 4679Private2nd Btn. Killed at Potgieter's Drift. 7 Feb 1900.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 189 line 56
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
BowenE2nd Battalion
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls
(King's Own) Yorkshire Light Infantry
BowenE4679PrivateQSA (2)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Talana from the Talana book
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
BowenESource: WO100/279Natal Government Railways
BowenESource: QSA and KSA medal rolls86th Battery, RFA
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