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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Harry James Bowman


Petty Officer, Cook, RCN


Born: 21 Jul 1917, Liverpool, England


Died: 18 Apr 2001, Duncan, British Columbia


BOWMAN, Harry James - suddenly on April 18, 2001, at the Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan, BC. Born July 21, 1917, in Liverpool, England, emigrating to Victoria when he was two years old. He is survived by his loving family; his wife of 63 years, Sophie; daughters Sonia Solunac and Ruth Bowman; son Larry Bowman, grandchildren Alex Solunac, Christopher (Joanna) Bowman and Jean Bowman, as well as numerous nephews, nieces and many good friends. Harry spent seven years in the RCN during the Second World War as a Petty Officer. He served on HMCS Prince Henry, serving in the Pacific, Atlantic and Mediterranean theatres, and was part of the Normandy landing on D--Day. Harry worked for BC Hydro and retired after 28 years. He was Very Worshipful Brother and Past Master of Malahat Lodge #107 A.F. & A.M. and had just received his 50 year pin. He had a lifelong love of ships and trains. A memorial service will be held in Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road, Duncan, B.C., on Monday, April 23 at 11:00 a.m. Cremation. Flowers are gratefully declined, donations may be made in Harry's memory to a charity of your choice.


Harry served in the RCN from 0-2 Feb 1940 to 10 Feb 1947


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 article, circa 1994/95, on Henry Bowman's time on HMCS Prince Henry

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