By Ciana da Costa
Charles Edwin Boswer was born to Keziah Arthur & Isaac Bowser August 18th, 1888 in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended high school for 3 years. He was a Ice Cream maker before the war.
He joined the National Army in 1918 in Norfolk, VA. Later, He was assigned to the Medical Detachment 540 Engineers Regiment. Later, he was transfered to Hoboken, NJ on the Leviathan on October 23, 1918, arriving at Liverpool, England on October 29, 1918; Proceeded to Winchester, England to Charbourg, France to Abainville, France. He was discharged in Brooklyn, NY and he came back to Norfolk, VA where he worked as a letter carrier.