This grave at Brompton Cemetery commemorates the life of Joseph Thomas Bowskill, born in 1923, the son of Joseph and Alice Bowskill. He was married to Marjorie Ruth Bowskill and they lived in Brighton.
He was part of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and was a leading aircraftman, service number 1385868, working from RAF Weston-on-the-Green. Joseph died at the age of 22 on 1 April 1945 when his aircraft crashed shortly after take-off near to his airbase, also killing his two fellow crew members, William Callander and Harry Norman Skelton. He was buried on 7 April 1945, just a few weeks before VE Day and the cessation of military action in Europe. Marjorie, his wife, died in the Westminster area in 1973 at the age of 51.