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William Robert FOWLER

Regimental number659
Place of birthAdelaide South Australia
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationFrenchpolisher
AddressJetty Road, Glenelg, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinSister, Mrs L R Steele, Park Street, Hackney, South Australia
Enlistment date20 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, Signallers
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked. Those who enlisted in Western Australia embarked at Fremantle (date not recorded).
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (altered to Military Medal)


Recommendation date: 30 June 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2115 Bombardier Sydney Fred FOWLER, 11th Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 31 March 1918.
Date of death4 January 1969

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