Lionel Bowen (footballer)
|Full name||Lionel Francis William Bowen|
|Date of birth||31 December 1915|
|Place of birth||Southampton, England|
|Date of death||July 1996 (age 80)|
|Place of death||Marlborough, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Bowen was born in Sholing, Southampton and educated at Sholing School. After playing for the school and Sholing St. Mary's, he spent a short spell as a trainee at Crystal Palace before returning to his home-town club in September 1934.
He spent the first two seasons with the "Saints" in the reserves, making over 90 appearances, before replacing Donovan Browning for the last two matches of the 1936–37 season, away to Barnsley (lost 2–1) and at home to Nottingham Forest (lost 3–0).
During the summer of 1937, Bowen obtained a place at the Metropolitan Police training college at Hendon. He later joined the Hampshire Constabulary, reaching the rank of Chief Superintendent, and was awarded the Queen's Police Medal in the 1977 New Year's Honours.