Private Edward Wilkinson Bowling was born 29 May 1894. He was from Clinton, Tennessee. Son of Hugh Barton Bowling and Margaret De Monier Owens. He was the brother of Owen M. Bowling, Birdie E. Bowling, Jap G. Bowling, Grace L. Bowling, Amanda Bowling, Columbus Bowling, Joel Barton Bowling, Pearl L. Bowling, and Albert William Bowling.
He died of an accidental shouting at shell with rifle on 17 February 1919 in France
Buried Sunset Cemetery, Clinton, Anderson County, Tennessee