I bought my poppy in remembrance of my great grandfather Pioneer WR/22119 Albert Bowden, 311th Construction Coy, Royal Engineers who died 12th February 1919 age 27 at 42nd Casualty Clearing Station, Douai, France of influenza and buried at Douai British Cemetery, Cuincy, France. Grave no. D20. Also his brother Private 40338 Jonathan Bowden, 7th Btn, South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales Volunteers) who died 18th December 1917, age 23 in Belgium and is buried at Rocquigny-Equancourt Rd British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France. Grave no. VII. B. 20

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