Matthew Septimus Bowman1

M, #4564, b. 8 Feb 1920, d. 27 Apr 2003
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Father*Henry Bowman2 b. between 3 Apr 1876 and 1 Apr 1878, d. before 24 Jul 1948
Mother*Isabella Greaves2 b. Jun 1875
     Matthew Septimus Bowman was born on 8 Feb 1920 in Fence Houses, County Durham, England.3 He was the son of Henry Bowman and Isabella Greaves.2 His birth was registered in the Mar 1920 quarter in the Chester Le Street registration district.2 As of 24 Jul 1948, Matthew Septimus Bowman lived at 125 Olive Road, Cricklewood, London, England.4 He married Joan Haynes, daughter of James Philip Haynes and Minnie Maria Hines, on 24 Jul 1948 in St. James, West Hampstead, Hampstead, London, England. Witnesses were J. Haynes & B. J. Dean.4 The marriage of Matthew Septimus Bowman and Joan Haynes was registered in the Sep 1948 quarter in the Hampstead registration district.5 As of 14 Feb 1952, Matthew Septimus Bowman lived at 55 Fairbury? Road, Islington, London, England.6 He died on 27 Apr 2003 in Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Heath Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, at age 83.3 The cause of death was given as I (a) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Certified by Barry Rose MB on 27 Apr 2003.3 As of 27 Apr 2003, Matthew Septimus Bowman lived at 8 Fairfield Court, Fairfield Crescent, Framlingham, Suffolk, England.3 Matthew's death was registered in the May 2003 quarter in the Ipswich registration district.7
     On 25 Mar 1953 Matthew was awarded the Royal Fleet Reserve Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (Medal No: 30354.)8

Child of Matthew Septimus Bowman and Joan Haynes


24 Jul 1948Machine Operator4
14 Feb 1952Clock Manufacturers Machine Operator6
27 Apr 2003Factory Macchinist (Retired)3

Military History

  • Matthew Septimus Bowman was a PoB 24537.8
  • On 11 Aug 1936 Matthew Septimus Bowman, Serial Number SSX 18279 and served in the Royal Navy.9
Last Edited=2 Feb 2018


  1. [S560] Private papers of Edward Bowman, 1950 - 2013 (unknown repository, unknown repository reference) "unknown cd."
  2. [S11] General Record Office Indexes to Births, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Mar 1920 Chester Le Street 10a 1493."
  3. [S786] Copy death certificate of Matthew Septimus Bowman, died 27th April, 2003, registered 2 5 2003 in the Registration District of Ipswich (unknown repository, GRO Index Ref: unknown gro index ref) "unknown cd."
  4. [S787] Copy marriage certificate of Matthew Septimus Bowman and Joan Haynes, married unknown event date in the Registration District of St. James, West Hampstead (unknown repository, unknown gro index ref) "unknown cd."
  5. [S12] General Record Office Indexes to Marriages, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Sep 1948 Hampstead 5c 2399."
  6. [S785] Copy birth certificate of Edward Kenneth Bowman, born 14th February, 1952, registered 19th February, 1952 in the Registration District of Islington (unknown repository, unknown gro index ref) "unknown cd."
  7. [S17] General Record Office Indexes to Deaths, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "May 2003 Ipswich C28B 747/1C 228."
  8. [S853] Unknown document, unknown file number; unknown file name, ADM 171/163; Claim Books Index, The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, England.
  9. [S879] Service Record of Matthew Septimus Bowman, Royal Navy, 1936 - 1946 (unknown repository) "unknown cd."