Family of Spondon airman Geoffrey Bowden?

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(from Derby Daily Telegraph, Tues 9 Nov 1943)

AIRMAN BURIED IN HOLLAND
Mr. and Mrs. J. Bowden, of 65, Kirk Leys-avenue, Spondon, have been informed that, according to the International Red Cross, their son, Sergeant Geoffrey Bowden, of the R.A.F., has been killed while on an operational flight. He is stated to have been buried in the Crooswijk Cemetery Rotterdam, Holland. Sgt. Bowden, who was 20, was posted “missing” in July. He had been in the R.A.F. since June, 1941, and had been on operations since May of this year. Before joining up he was employed by Derby Co-operative Society.

We’re looking to make contact with the following smashing folks in connection with the upcoming memorial ceremony:
– Geoffrey R. Elson
– Janet E. Elson
– Julia K. Marshall
– Alison Marshall
– Albert Elson
– Florence B. Elson
– Florence B. Bowden
– Ralph Marshall
– Iris Marshall
– Iris Bowden
– Sylvia M. Bowden
– John George Bowden
– Olive Bowden
– Olive Hill

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