George Frederick James Bowring served in the R.A.M.C. and was killed in action at Dunkirk in June 1940. His paremts lived in Park Avenue.

George was born in the Chelmsford district 1919, the son of Frederick James Bowring and Marion L. Bowring (nee Ellis). His parents had married in north London in 1913. In 1911 George’s father had been recorded by the census working as a gamekeeper at Great Gibcracks in Danbury.

George was killed in action on 1st June 1940 while serving Private 7367216 in the 11 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. He was aged 20. At the time of his death George’s parents were living at 48 Park Avenue in Chelmsford.

His paternal grandmother and grandfather died in Broomfield Road in 1941 and 1942 respectively.

Today George lies in Dunkirk Town Cemetery in France (Plot 2, Row 20, Grave 12). His mother died in 1949; his father in 1971.


George Frederick James BOWRING, Private, 11 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps

Killed in action at Dunkirk, France. Aged 20