|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Cressy, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||19|
|Next of kin||Peter M Mowat, Cressy, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||24th Battalion, B Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/41/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Lance Corporal|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||58th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations North East of BELLICOURT between 29th September and 1st October 1918. This N.C.O. handled the Lewis Gun Sections in a most able manner and by his utter contempt for enemy machine Gun and shell fire showed a splendid example of courage and discipline. On the last day of these attacks his Officers all became casualties. This N.C.O. immediately took charge of the Company and established his line in a most able manner. He personally pushed his sentry groups well forward, and after considerable difficulty established connection with the Unit on his left.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Was wounded in the thigh and temporarily deafened at Fromelles.
Won Military Medal for work done at Polygon Wood, Belgium. Medal presented at City Hall, Geelong, 12 noon on Tuesday 23 March 1920, by Sir William Birdwood.
War service: Western Front
Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Re-enlisted in WWII and was killed while on active service in New Guinea.~
|Date of death|
|Age at death||47|
|Place of burial||Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery (Plot A7, Row C, Grave 4), New Guinea|