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William Frank FOWERAKER

Regimental number3306
Date of birth13 November 1877
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationChainmaker
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 5"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Minnie Foweraker, 9 Edward Street, off Sturt street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of heart)
Enlistment date6 August 1917
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Ormonde on 7 March 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 January 1919
Discharge date4 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Embarked Melbourne, 7 March 1918; disembarked Suez, 4 April 1918.

Embarked Port Tewfik, 30 April 1918; disembarked Southampton, England, 15 May 1918, and marched in to 9th Training Bn, Fovant.

Transferred to 50th Bn Details, Codford, and taken on strength, 4 June 1918.

Marched out to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, for return to Australia, 4 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 16 January 1919; disembarked Adelaide, 26 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit: inguinal hernia), Adelaide, 4 April 1919.

War service: 1 year 242 days (of which 360 days were abroad)

Medal: British War Medal

Death not attributed to war service.
Date of death4 September 1938
Age at death63
Place of burialAIF Cemetery (Row 1A, Grave No. 15 West), West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, FOWERAKER William Frank

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