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William McGOWAN

Regimental number6331
Place of birthBoness, Lindfreys Shire, Scotland
SchoolBoness Public School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBrickburner
Addressc/o Mrs Stevens, Wellington Road, East Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs E McGowan, c/o Mrs Stevens, Wellington Road, East Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date6 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name7th Field Ambulance, 6th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
FateKilled in Action 18 September 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialMenin Road South Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row U, Grave No. 23), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
183
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Ann McGOWAN; husband of E. BALLARD (formerly McGOWAN), Dovercourt Street, Toowong, Queensland. Native of Bo'ness, Scotland
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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