World War II Honor Roll




Charles S Bowers

 U S Army  20340137
HQ Company,115th  INF, 29 Div.
Rank  Private First Class
Entered the Service 2/3/1941
Died: January 11, 1942  Accident  Ellicot City, MD
Buried at: Park Height Cemetery, Brunswick, MD

The News, January 12, 1942
PVT. CHARLES S. BOWERS, Brunswick, was killed in an accident late last night in an automobile collision five miles west of Frederick on U. S. Route 40.
He had just started on furlough and was apparently en route to his home in this county. The accident, according to reports, occurred about 11:30 p.m.. He had left Fort Meade with two other soldiers around 10:30 p.m., it was believed.
He was a member of the Regimental Headquarters Company of the 115th Infantry, one of the two local units of the regiment. He had been in service since the mobilization of the National Guard early last year.
The accident occurred about two miles west of West Friendship. The body was taken to a funeral parlor in Ellicott City and this morning was removed to the funeral home in Brunswick.
Brunswick sources this morning said it had not been learned who was driving the car. The machine was reported to belong to Donald Ramsburg, of Frederick, and had apparently been borrowed by the youths to return to their homes. According to reports, only the three soldiers were in the machine. All drove trucks for Headquarters Company.
Bowers, who was aged 21 years, two months and nine days, is survived by his mother, Mrs. Grace Bowers; on brother, George E. Bowers; and one sister, Peggy V. Bowers, all of 101 West B. street, where he resided.
The body will be removed from the funeral home tomorrow and will be taken to the residence of Mrs. James A. Chambers, 501 East Potomac street. Funeral services will be held there Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment is Park Heights cemetery.
C. H. Feete and Son, Brunswick, are the funeral directors. It is possible that a military funeral will be held.
The News, January 13, 1942
Services for Pvt. Bowers will be conducted by an Army chaplain Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of an aunt, Mrs. James A. Chambers, 501 East Potomac street, Brunswick. Interment will be in Park Heights cemetery with military honors at the grave.