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Christopher Edward FOWLER

Regimental number5011
Place of birthOrange, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBarry, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 8.5"
Weight153 lbs
Next of kinFather, J H Fowler, Barry via Blayney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 November 1915
Place of enlistmentLithgow, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Work at Messines Ridge from 7-11 June 1917.
Recommendation date: 14 June 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Final unit incorrectly entered on Nominal Roll as 23rd Bn.
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Discharge date3 July 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Field Marshal', 12 March 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 23 May 1918; discharged (medically unfit), 3 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 June 1966
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium, Sydney, New South Wales

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