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1004 Private WILLIAM BOWIE
Railway Pioneer Regiment

William Bowie was a British subject born in 1876. His next of kin was his mother, Mrs. Martha Bowie.

Bowie enlisted in the Railway Pioneer Regiment on the 5th of February 1900 for service in the South African War of 1899-1900. Upon his enlistment he was posted to No. 9 Company of the 1st battalion of the regiment. He joined his company on the 14th of February 1900 and served until his discharge on the 31st of July 1901.

Private Bowie was discharged at Johannesburg at his own request. His character while on active service was very good. Bowie gave Box 2231 in Johannesburg as his address after discharge. For his service during the Boer War Private Bowie was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps [CAPE COLONY][ORANGE FREE STATE][TUGELA HEIGHTS][RELIEF OF LADYSMITH][TRANSVAAL] and [LAING'S NEK].

NOTE: The award of the clasps [TUGELA HEIGHTS][RELIEF OF LADYSMITH] and [LAING'S NEK] to a man in the Railway Pioneer Regiment is questionable and not verified at this time.

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