GOWERS, Cyril

1897 - 1954

Born at 108 Wherstead Road, Ipswich on 15 February 1897, son of Arthur Gowers (1863-1903 [q.v.]) and his wife Edith née Barton. He obtained a scholarship to study at Ipswich Art School but enlisted in the army for the Great War, after which he took a position as a bank clerk at Barclays Bank becoming chief cashier at their Woodbridge branch. He continued as an amateur painter and was also a collector of East Anglian paintings. He married at Ipswich in 1926, Hilda Victoria Jackaman (20 April 1898-1970) and they had two children. They lived at New House, Hawstead, Bury St Edmund's before moving to 6(now 30) Victoria Road, Woodbridge. In 1939 a bank cashier living at 6 Victoria Road, Woodbridge with his wife Hilda and daughter Beryl. He died at 29 Portland Crescent, Woodbridge on 6 January 1954, aged 56.




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