Acting Bombardier 47596, 59th battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 15 April 1917 aged 29 years. Enlisted Tonbridge, Kent. Buried Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France.
Born Leigh, Kent in 1888. fourth son of James and Charlotte Bourner Forge Square, Leigh, Kent. According to the 1891 and 1901 census there were six sons and three daughters. Three sons were killed in the War.
1891 Census – Bourner Family
RG12/675; Folio 190; Page 11; HSN 77 – The Cottage, (Next to Kennards Farm)
|James W||Head||36||Gardener (Domestic)||Kent Tonbridge|
1901 Census – Bourner family (transcribed as BOWRNER)
R13/ 750 page 6 HSN 40 – Coachmans House, The Cottage, (Next to Kennards Farm)
|James W||Head||46||Gardener (Domestic)||Kent Tonbridge|
Remembered on the Leigh War Memorial.