- George Arthur Bowers was a son of Richard William and Cecilia
- Bowers served with the Mortar Platoon, S Company. He died in the
area of Heijenoordseweg at Arnhem.
- The authors of the book 'Arnhem their final battle' (Gerrit Pijpers
and David Truesdale 2012) wrote about Bowers (pages 91-92). They quoted
Private Joe Berry of 11th Battalion, who wrote about the fighting in
Arnhem in a letter: 'We were ordered to go north over the railway to
try to contact the 10th Battalion advancing into Arnhem over the north
side of the railway. When the column went to cross the railway bridge
they came under fire from the enemy on the other side. We cut holes in a
fence on the left-hand side of the road and got onto the railway
embankment. Lance-Sergeant George A. Bowers and two others had crossed
the railway and captured two Germans in a slit trench in a matter of
seconds. The enemy opened fire on Lance Sergeant Bowers and whoever was
with him and we saw them go down.".
- According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends
of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 1999 and 2011) Bowers was given a field
burial opposite Callunastraat 79 at Arnhem.