Nicholls White (Nick) Bowden was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the son of Nicholls White Bowden and Willie Fletcher Bates.
Brother of Mary Elizabeth Bowden.

Nicholls Bowden attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Tennessee in 1941.

Buried at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in Nettuno, Italy, A, 8, 19.

The Knoxville Journal, 19 November 1943
First Lt. Nicholls W. (Nick) Bowden Jr., who saw action last spring in the famous capture of Hill 609, before the fall of Tunis, yesterday was reported killed in action in Italy on Oct. 27. Lieutenant Bowden, 24, entered the Army after completing the ROTC course at the University of Tennessee, in the summer of 1941. He was sent overseas the following spring. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. N.W. Bowden, 907 Twenty-first street, received War Department notification by telegram yesterday of the young officer’s death. Announcement of his death followed by barely a week news of the death in the Pacific area of the another Knoxvillian, Lt. N.T. James Jr., who was a friend and fraternity brother of Lieutenant Bowden. “Nick”, as he was popularly known on the “Hill,”and in Knoxville’s young society set, saw action in the African campaign along with several friends from U-T, including two fellow members of Phil Gamma Delta, Lt. Bill Luttrell, former U-T football and basketball star, now a prisoner of war in Germany; and Lt. (now Captain) Matt Tucker, now recuperating in an Army hospital from wounds suffered in the Battle of Hill 609; as well as Sgt. A.C. Bailey Jr., of Knoxville,, and Lt. Bob Hutchinson. Lieutenant Bowden was sent to England in May, 1942, and was stationed there until the Allied invasion of North Africa in November. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, at U-T, and of the Church Street Methodist Church. Surviving are the parents, and a sister, Mrs. Carl Millice, of Jackson, Miss.

  • Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 25 July 1919
  • Date of death: 27 October 1943
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Hill 609
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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