WEBB-BOWEN, Mostyn Hird Wheeler

1894 - 1983

Mostyn Hird Wheeler Webb-Bowen was born at Haverford West, Pembrokeshire on 26 September 1894, only son of Towsend Ince Webb-Bowen (9 August 1860-28 September 1946), a bank manager, and his wife Frances Augusta Mary Williams (9 August 1865-29 March 1962), daughter of the late Revd Morris Williams of Haverfordwest, who married at St Thomas's Church, Haverfordwest on 8 August 1892 and in 1939 were living at 'Fainthorne', Titchfield Road, Fareham, Hampshire. In 1911, Mostyn was a 6-year-old, living at 29 Beachamp Avenue, Leamington, Warwickshire with his parents, 40-year-old Townsend Webb-Bowen and 35-year-old Frances Augusta, with his 2-year-old sister Olive Milicent, born at Leamington. Mostyn was commissioned into the Royal Marines in 1914, serving in World War One, on Special Service on HMS 'Hyacinth', Flagship of Rear Admiral Herbert Goodenough King-Hall, Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Promoted Lieutenant 1915 and Captain Royal Marines Artillery in 1918. He married at Holy Trinity Church, Brompton, London on 1 June 1929, 19-year-old Evelyn Florence Webb-Bowen née Lane. He served on HMS 'Iron Duke' and on HMS 'Queen Elizabeth' and as Captain Royal Marines on HMS 'Hawkins' in Colombo, Ceylon 1931-1933 and at Chatham 1933-1934. Promoted Major in 1934 serving at Deal, Kent 1934-1935. During World War Two promoted acting Lt. Col. 1940; Lt. Col. 1942 and Col. 1945 when he retired. A member and exhibitor at Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1967-1972 from Beccles and a member and exhibitor at the Beccles Society of Artists. Mostyn Hird Wheeler Webb-Bowen died at Camrose Stockton, Beccles, Suffolk on 30 June 1983.

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