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Bowden Lynn KIRK

Date of birth21 August 1891
Place of birthPort Fairy, Victoria
SchoolWarrnambool College, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressBank of Australasia, Warrnambool, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Arthur Kirk, Bank of Australasia, Warrnambool, Victoria
Previous military service50th Infantry
Enlistment date22 February 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant (Honorary)
Unit name3rd Pioneer Battalion, Machine Gun Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 6 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Pioneer Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularJoined the Bank of New South Wales, Melbourne branch, 25 July 1911.
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Other details

War service: Western Front

Joined the Australian Flying Corps, October 1917; graduated as Pilot, January 1918. Served as a ferry pilot with the Royal Air Force for five months; then posted to No 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 218.

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