11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
01/07/1916 (Died of Wounds)
Enoch Bowen was the son of John and Elizabeth Bowen of Tamnamore, Moy, County Tyrone. He was born about 1898. The 1901 census Elizabeth to be a farmer and widow with a large family, including a 3 year old Enoch. By the 1911 census Enoch’s mother seems also to have died. Eldest brother Adam was now the family head and the 14 year old scholar Enoch was still at home. Private Enoch Bowen was with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed on 1st July 1916, age 18.
Thiepval is a village about 8 kilometres north-east of Albert. The Cemetery (signposted in the village) is on the edge of Thiepval Wood near the Ulster Tower, about one kilometre north-west of Thiepval on the Thiepval-Hamel road (D73).