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Bownas, Geoffrey (1923–2011), Japanese scholar, was born on 9 February 1923 at 6 Hawthorne Avenue, Yeadon, Yorkshire, the only son of Frederick Bownas (1892–1959), telephone engineer, and his wife, Grace Ethel, née Richardson (1884–1963), teacher and shopkeeper. At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...


Geoffrey Bownas (1923–2011) by Wiesia Cook-Bownas, 2005 © by kind permission of Geoffrey Bownas widow, Wiesia Cook-Bownas