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Douglas Anderson Bowack

Birthplace Middlesex St George EnglandPlace of Residence at HM Factory Gretna 13 – 15 The Ridge Eastriggs ScotlandPlace of Death Hampshire Portsmouth England Date of Birth: September 29, 1880 Date of Death: May 28, 1964


Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by): Douglas Anderson Bowack 

Gender: Male 

Date and Place of Birth: 29/ 09/ 1880 at St. George, Middlesex (1) (4) 

Date and Place of Death: 28/05/1964 at Queen Alexander Hospital, Southwick Road, Cosham, Portsmouth. (3) (9) 

Nationality: British 



Childhood : In 1881 he was living at 18 Maddox Street, St. George, London with his parents. He was then the only child. He did have two younger sisters, Eva Florence Bowack, born 1882 and Muriel Margeurite, born 1888. (4) (11)  

Parents: Father: George Bowack, born 20/10/ 1851 in Antwerp to British parents,  died 20/11/1937 (3) (4) (10)               

 Mother: Matilda Moore, born in 1880 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, died 13/10/1932 (3) (4) (9)                

Parent’s occupations: Father was a French correspondent ( reporter) and his mother was a corsetiere. (4) (7) 

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: He attended Bedford Middle Class Public School, Bedford,  from 1893 – 1897 where he was in Howard House. (6) 

 Occupation: Analytical and consulting chemist (1) (3) (5) 

Place of residence at Gretna: 13 – 15 The Ridge, Eastriggs 

Job title at Gretna: Chemist. 

Marital status: Married 

Spouse name (including male name): Elizabeth Jacobs born 18/06/1881 in Burford, Oxon.  (3) (5) 

Date of marriage: 09/08/1910 (3) 

Place/Parish of marriage: St. Mary Magdalene Church, Shippon, Berkshire (3) (8) 

Children: Jeanette Theresa Bowack born 1911 Ulverston, Lancashire. She was a nursing sister who died 10/09/1990. (3) (9)             

Travels: In 1910 he was a lodger living in the house of Mrs. R. Rigg, Cartmel, and the following year he had married and was joined by his wife at Cartmel Grange. (2) (5) 

In 1939 he was at 97 Woodstock Avenu,e Golders Green, Hendon, with Elizabeth. (1) 


Trivia / any other information:   



Books published (Title, year of publication, publisher): Papers written : “Derivatives of Menthyl Cyanoacetate “ by Douglas Anderson Bowack and Arthur Lapworth. 1904 (12) 

  • “Hydrizino- Halides Derived from Oxalic Acid” by Douglas Anderson Bowack. 1905 (12)  

Further links, notes, and comments: 

  1. Find my past 1939 registers 
  2. Find my past electoral registers 
  3. Find my past BMD 
  4. Find my past 1881 census 
  5. Find my past 1911 census 
  6. Find my past National school admission registers 
  7. Find my past 1891 census 
  8. British newspaper archives 
  9. Probate calendars
  10. Ancestry find a grave   
  11. Ancestry 1901 census 

 (12)“ Proceedings of the Chemical Society “ 

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