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
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
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
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.