Bowers James REME Captain 173891

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Name Bowers James
Army number 173891
Rank W/S Captain
Date of birth Not yet known.
Unit Commissioned into the Royal Army Ordnance Corps as a Lt 3/3/1941 (gazetted 13/5/1941). Transferred to the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers as a Lieutenant 1/10/1942 (gazetted 24/11/1942). Posted to 70 Brigade Workshops 24/3/1943. Posted to 100 Company, REME 2/11/1943. Posted to T.A.R.O. - date not yet known. Ceases to have a T.A.R.O. commitment 1/6/1957 - retained honorary rank of Captain.
Company/Battery 70 Brigade Workshops.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role E.M.E. (and possibly Second in Command).
Joined Brigade
Promotions From Emergency Commission to be Lieutenant 28/8/1947, retaining seniority (gazetted 6/2/1948). From Active List to be Lieutenant 22/11/1950 (gazetted 29/6/1951) retaining seniority and the honorary rank of Captain.
Wounded Not as far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not as far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address No family information as yet.
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The common nature of this man's name hindered the identification of him from genealogical records - family help would be most welcome.