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Melville Roy Gordon MACGOWAN

Regimental number4558
Place of birthHawker South Australia
AddressCleve, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Ann Macgowan, Cleve, South Australia
Enlistment date31 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateDied whilst a Prisoner of War 9 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNiederzwehren Cemetery (Plot III, row D, Grave No. 10), Cassel, Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward Jackson and Elizabeth Anne MACGOWAN, Clive, South Australia. Native of Carrieton, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 4628 Pte Edward Oliver Harbeson MACGOWAN, 43rd Bn, killed in action, 15 October 1917.

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