WW1 1st South African Infantry Group of Three Medals.
Awarded to “PTE W BOWIE 1ST S.A.I.”. Comprising: 1914/15 Star “2ND INFANTRY”, British War Medal, South African Bilingual Victory Medal. Mounted for display. ... Accompanied by a quantity of research.
Private William Bowie served with the 1st Cap Colony Regiment, he was a native of Govan Scotland and had travelled to South Africa employed as a engine pattern maker. He volunteered for service in German South West Africa before reenlisting into the 1st South African Regiment. He landed in France on the 16th April 1916. At Arras he suffered Trench Foot and was discharged February 1918.