John Harrison Bowker

RolesNaval Sailor 
First Known Service5.1803CSORN
Last Known Service17.1.1845CSORN
Date of Death1.1.1848NBD1849

Event History

Date fromDate toEventSource
5.1803 Entered the NavyNBD1849
5.18031805Culloden (74), VolunteerNBD1849
2.9.1803 Action of 1803-09-02 
18051806Duncan (38), MidshipmanNBD1849
18069.1807Bellona (28), MidshipmanNBD1849
28.7.180912.1809Walcheren Expedition 
11.180916.2.1811Amethyst (36), MidshipmanNBD1849
1812 He was subsequently, until the receipt of his first commission, bearing date 7 Feb. 1815, employed in the Mediterranean and West Indies, latterly as Acting-Lieutenant, on board the Undaunted 38, Capt. Rich. Thomas, Euryalus 36, Capt. Chas. Napier, Stromboli bomb, Capt. John Stoddart, Euryalis again, Capt. C. Napier, Venerable 74, flag-ship of Rear-Admiral Philip Chas. Durham, and Columbine 16, Capt. Rich. Henry Muddle. While in the Undaunted we find him engaged in co-operating with the patriots on the coast of Catalonia, and aUo in blockading the port of Toulon.NBD1849
7.2.1813 LieutenantCSORN
7.2.181528.7.1815Fairy (16), LieutenantNBD1849
28.7.1815 He was detached in command of the boats to cut out a convoy at St. Fran9ois, Guadeloupe, in the execution of which service, however, he was desperately wounded by a musketball passing through the right lobe of the lungs. He invalided in consequence immediately afterwards.NBD1849
21.4.182126.3.1823Northumberland (74), LieutenantNBD1849
26.3.18231.1.1824Brisk (10), LieutenantNBD1849
1.1.18244.2.1825Tribune (36), LieutenantNBD1849
4.2.18251826Windsor Castle (74), LieutenantNBD1849
1826 Placed on Half-PayNBD1849
31.8.18401844Savage (10), Lieutenant and Commanding OfficerNBD1849
17.1.1845 CommanderNBD1849
17.1.1845 Placed on Half-PayNBD1849


CSORNCommissioned Sea Officers of the Royal NavyDavid Bonner Smith / Syrett & DiNardoWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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