Sergeant Thomas Bowkett

25 Mar 1945

Thomas Bowkett was the son of Jane Bowkett, of Ashford, Kent, he enlisted in the Royal Corps of Signals and volunteered for airborne forces.

Sergeant Bowkett successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway on course number 110, from 3 to 14 April 1944 and was posted to 6th Airborne Divisional Signals, Royal Corps of Signals, and took part in operation Varsity (Rhine Crossing).

Sgt Bowkett was killed in action on 25 March 1945, aged 30, and was given a field burial at Kappellen and was re-interred to Reichswald Forest War Cemetery on 19 November 1946.

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