Andrew Bowman was the son of Joseph and Bessie Bowman. He was born about 1899 in Dalmuir, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Andrew’s parents moved to Drumrainey, Magherafelt. Private Andrew Bowman was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Gordon Highlanders when he died on 4th May 1918. He was 19 years old. Andrew’s older brother Joseph also died in the war. He too served with the Gordon Highlanders.
Le Vertannoy is a hamlet nearly 1 kilometre west of the village of Hinges, which is a small village 2 kilometres north west of the town of Bethune in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais. From the church in Hinges head north-west towards Gonnehem and after 500 metres turn left. The cemetery is approximately 200 metres on the left.