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Born: 1884, Bradford
Died: 22 July 1916, Somme
Address: 6 Alexandra Road, Shipley
Siblings: Martha
Occupation: D Sowden, loom maker
Rank: Pte
Rolls of Honour: St Paul’s; Thiepval Memorial
Regiment: East Lancashire
George William Jowett
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George was one of thousands of men killed during the battle of the Somme and his death was reported in the Shipley Times & Express on 18 August 1916: Pte G W Jowett, grandson of Mr G W Taylor of Morecambe and formerly of Shipley, was wounded on the 2nd July. He joined the 7th East Yorks Regt in September 1914 and was first wounded in April 1915, returning to the front in April of this year. He was formerly employed at the words of Messrs D Sowden & Sons, loom makers, Shipley. Sgt B Hargreaves of the same company writes: “It is with the deepest regret that I write informing you of Pte Jowett’s death. His absence from the ranks will be keenly felt by everyone who knew him. His dry humour made men smile under the most trying circumstances.”
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