My cousin, Eric Bowker was born on the 20th October 1925 in Topsham, Devon. He was the youngest son of Arthur Bowker and May, (nee Kingdon), Bowker. He was employed at Motor Mac's, Exeter after leaving school. He lived at No. 10 Ferry Road, Topsham, with his parents, before he joined the Navy. Eric was at HMS St George, Isle of Man in October 1940.
He also served on HMS Impregnable.
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War Graves Commission record:
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Jupiter
Date of Death: 27/02/1942
Service No: D/JX 177447
Additional information: Son of Arthur and Charity May Bowker, of Topsham, Devon.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 67, Column 1.
Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL